Suspect arrested in Henderson home invasion
Posted December 30, 2011
Updated January 4, 2012
Henderson, N.C. — The Vance County Sheriff's Office has arrested a second suspect in a Thursday home invasion where a teenager defended himself and his sister by shooting an intruder.
Sheriff Peter White said Michael Anthony Henderson Jr., 19, had crossed the threshold at 586 S. Lynnbank Road, where two teens were home alone. The boy shot him, and he stumbled outside to the lawn, where deputies found him.
Henderson was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center, where he died.
Later Thursday, deputies apprehended Andrew Terry, 23, of 113 N. Woods Drive, and charged him with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and injury to real property.
Terry was also wanted in a break-in Nov. 14 at a different Vance County home.
Henderson's sister said Friday that he had been in trouble before. "We don’t condone what he did, but at the end of the day, that’s still my brother," she said. "We are glad the family is OK."
A check of his criminal record shows Henderson had previous charges of trespass, assault and property damage. He was due in court in early 2012 on charges of operating a vehicle without a license or registration.
No charges are expected against the teen for firing on Henderson. North Carolina's Castle Doctrine law, updated on Dec. 1, allows homeowners to assume intruders mean them ill whether they have a weapon on not. Henderson was not armed, White said.