When a Procious resident became the victim of a home invasion, little did he know the intruder was the subject of a manhunt.
That’s exactly what happened to Robert Stone Friday morning when Craig Holcomb, 41, of Clay County, broke into his trailer on Procious Maysel Road. Stone told TV crews that Holcomb broke into the trailer and began to threaten the inhabitants inside, mumbling that he was going to kill everyone. Stone and his family barricaded themselves in the back of the trailer and called police; meanwhile, Holcomb made himself at home, stuffing the woodstove full of wood to try to start a fire and helping himself to the contents of Stone’s refrigerator.
Stone said Holcomb appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and that when police arrived, Holcomb put up no resistance, instead offering up his name to the investigating officers.
“I’m Craig Holcomb,” he told the trooper.
“Yeah, I know who you are,” the officer responded.
Authorities had been trying to locate Holcomb for the past almost 24 hours after the body of Christopher Belknap, 38, had been found in the woods on Thursday.
Authorities found Belknap’s body near a trailer on Blue Knob Road in Maysel after it was reported that shots had been fired into the home where seven people were inside.
No one inside had been hit by gunfire, but Belknap was found with one gunshot wound.
It’s been reported that Holcomb has been charged with murder, nighttime burglary, and seven counts of wanton endangerment. He’s being held on a $250,000 bond.