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A home invasion suspect arrested after the boy fought him with a machete



An alleged home invader in North Carolina was arrested Sunday after an 11-year-old boy fought him with a machete, authorities said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Jataveon Hall, 19, was detained at her mother's and father-in-law's home in Burlington, east of Greensboro, and charged with breaking and entering , abduction, assault and other crimes.

NBC affiliate WRAL reported on Friday that the boy was home alone when a woman knocked on the door and that a man – later identified as Hall – would have entered by a window, would have recovered a pellet gun and forced the boy into the closet of the room.

While Hall allegedly stole a mobile phone in the living room, the boy was released from the closet, seized a machete and hit Hall in the head, reported the station.

A fight followed, according to the station, although Hall ran away after realizing that he was bleeding.

Hall went to the UNC-Hillsborough hospital Friday afternoon with a laceration to the head, the sheriff's office announced in a statement.

Against medical advice, Hall left about seven hours later, after telling a nurse "he had to leave because the police were going to get him," the statement said.

After receiving a tip on Sunday, police learned that Hall was at his mother's house in Burlington, officials said.

It was not immediately clear whether Hall, who was being held on $ 100,000 bail, had a lawyer.


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