WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

District Attorney Says No Charges After Intruder Killed In Home Invasion

More Video...
There will be no charges against an Onslow County homeowner after deputies say he killed an intruder in his home Sunday night.

Bailey / Koncir / Sanford

The Onslow County District Attorney says there will be no charges against a homeowner who shot and killed a man during a home invasion.

Deputies say Michael Holliday later died at Camp Lejeune's Naval Hospital.

Authorities say Holliday was one of four people involved in a home invasion Sunday night on Abbits Branch Lane.

District Attorney Ernie Lee met with investigators earlier in the week and said late Thursday afternoon that John Moore would not be charged.

In a statement, Lee said, "After reviewing the facts and circumstances of this case, after meeting with members of law enforcement and after considering the applicable law concerning self-defense and defense of habitation, commonly referred to as the Castle Doctrine, I have determined that the shooting death of Michael Holliday, although tragic for his family, is justified."

Lee said there is evidence Holliday pulled the trigger more than once while pointing it at Moore, but the weapon did not fire. The District Attorney also said evidence shows Moore was fearful for his life and shot three times with a .22 caliber handgun, hitting Holliday once.

Three other suspects are charged with burglary and attempted robbery in this case and are being held on $200,000 bonds.


Previous Story

The Onslow County district attorney met with investigators to review the death of a man who was shot during a home invasion.

Deputies say Michael Holliday later died at Camp Lejeune's Naval Hospital.

Authorities say Holliday was one of four people involved in a home invasion Sunday night.

District Attorney Ernie Lee met with investigators for about an hour today, and says no additional charges in the case are being brought at this time. Lee says he will make a decision on any possible new charges after he gets additional information from deputies.

Deputies say it started around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when four people broke into a home on Abbits Branch Lane.

A news release says Holliday and Brian Bailey went into the home to rob John Moore of cash and drugs, while two others waited nearby in a getaway vehicle.

Warrants say the suspects were after prescription drugs and cash worth about $200.

Holliday and Bailey pointed a shotgun at Moore, who deputies say pulled out a .22 caliber pistol and demanded they leave his home. Deputies say Holliday was shot, and Bailey ran from the home.

The three were taking the 21-year-old Holliday to the hospital when their vehicle collided with another vehicle on Highway 172 in Hubert. Holliday was taken to Naval Hospital and later died, according to a news release.

Moore has not been charged with the death, while Bailey, along with Jonathan Koncir and Jordan Sanford are all charged with first degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The three are being held on $200,000 bonds.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246885421 - witn.com/a?a=246885421