Suspect in custody after two people shot during Burke County home invasion

Bond revoked for accused shooter in Burke County

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man has turned himself in to law enforcement following a shooting that left two women hospitalized in Burke County Sunday morning.

Tykevious Owan Thomas, 27, has been arrested after police initially received a call regarding a home invasion at a residence off of Lostkey Drive in Connelly Springs. While a male caller was reporting the break-in, dispatch heard ‘numerous’ gunshots in the background and directed deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office to the house.

At the scene, deputies found two female victims who were later transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. One of the women has been released from the hospital and the other is still hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Thomas turned himself in to the Hickory Police Department roughly an hour after the incident was first reported and was later charged by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflict serious injury.

Officials say Thomas initially was given a $500,000 secured bond but had his bond revoked after he was served with a second warrant for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflict serious injury.

Before this shooting, officials say Thomas was scheduled to appear in court over the next month on other charges including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, firing into occupied vehicle and more.

Prosecutors filed a motion to seal 911 recordings, transcripts and related reports from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office along with search warrants related to the case for a period of 30 days, noting that the release of such information could jeopardize the right of the State to prosecute, the right of the defendant to receive a fair trial, or could undermine an ongoing future investigation.

Judge Cherry ordered that such records tied to the case be sealed and held by the Burke County Clerk of Court. The prosecution and defense consented to the sealing of the records.

This remains an active investigation and no further information has been released.

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