Lake Gaston, a quiet North Carolina community, has recently been rocked by the passing of a respectable minister’s wife following a violent home invasion that occurrent on Friday. The North Carolina pastor has been severely injured and needed to be transported to the Duke University Hospital.
Intruders Pummeled North Carolina Pastor, Wife, and Sets Fire to Home
According to the Lake Gaston authorities, on early Friday morning, two unknown individual donning masks have entered the home of John Alford, a minister at Broadnax’s Sanford Memorial Baptist Church.
The man was at home with his wife, 76-year-old wife. According to the North Carolina pastor’s statement, the two individuals forced the woman into the couple’s car, and one of them drove us to a local ATM to keep a close watch on Alford.
There, the suspect forced Mrs. Alford to withdraw money from an ATM. Later, they’ve returned home, where the two home invaders pummeled the North Carolina pastor and his wife before setting their home ablaze.
The authorities who arrived at the scene managed to put out the flames. Amid the rubble, they’ve found the couple bound to a chair. Regrettable, the minister’s wife passed away as a result of her injuries.
Alford was barely alive himself when the authorities found him. The North Carolina pastor had to be airlifted to the Duke University Hospital where he received treatment for second-degree burns and the injuries he sustained during the assault.
The authorities have begun setting up roadblocks and stop random drivers in order to expedite the arrests. Furthermore, members of the SBI and State Highway Patrol, have joined forces with the Lake Gaston authorities who are now combing the ruins of Alford’s charred home.
On Sunday, the community church has held a special mass to commemorate Alford’s wife.
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