Suspects Linked To Home Invasion

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2011

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

Two suspects in a shooting last weekend are in custody in Georgia and awaiting extradition back to Davie County.
Kyle Anthony Horton, 23, of Rocky Point and Ryan Matthew Bernatz, 26, of Wilmington are facing charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.
The two are accused of robbing and shooting brothers Hugh and Patrick Smith in a late night home invasion on Oct. 3 at their Mason Road residence.
Horton and Bernatz are alleged to have entered the Smith’s home shortly after 11 that night wearing ski masks.
Hugh and Patrick Smith were shot in the head and stabbed numerous times and were listed in critical condition after being hospitalized following the incident.
Horton and Bernatz are believed to have fled the scene on foot into a nearby wooded area.
According to lead investigator Davie Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Scot Kimel, a .25 caliber handgun and …