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Two more arrested in Henderson home invasion

Posted January 4, 2012
Updated January 5, 2012

— Vance County deputies have arrested two more men wanted in a fatal Henderson home invasion last week, in which a teenager shot and killed one of the intruders.

Michael Anthony Henderson Jr., 19, is accused of going to the home at 586 S. Lynnbank Road on Thursday, along with his brother and two other men.

A 14-year-old boy and his 17-year-old sister were home at the time, and the boy shot and killed Henderson.

Deputies have charged Seneca Henderson, 20, of 907 S. Beckford Drive, No. 134, and Jatwaun Donkes Davis, 21, of 199 Belle Russell Road, with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, entering a building with intent to commit larceny and injury to real property.

Andrew Terry, 23, of 113 N. Woods Drive, was charged with first-degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession stolen goods and misdemeanor financial card fraud.

All three are expected to make their first court appearances next Monday.

No charges are expected against the teen for firing on Michael 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.

The family has declined to comment since the shooting.

The boy calmly described in a 911 call how he shot the intruder.

"I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out (of the back door)," the teen told the 911 dispatcher.

The boy's sister called 911 to report that someone was banging on the door trying to get in. She said she was hiding in her bedroom closet but told the dispatcher that her brother had a gun.

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  • randow23 Jan 5, 4:57 p.m.

    Haggis basher...If you want to blame someone besides the lawbreakers for this death why not start with those who returned them to the streets with a slap on the wrist?

  • jag53 Jan 5, 3:04 p.m.

    each of the arrested "men" (stretching the term) should be charged with first degree murder, participating in a crime that led to loss of life... the 14-year-old did the right thing... don't let these guyze ever return to civilized society...

  • michelle67 Jan 5, 1:44 p.m.

    My prayers are with this 14 year old boy and his family.
    The four criminals DECIDED to break into the house (there was NO gun held to their head to break into a home)

    The 14 year old had to make a decision that will affect him the rest of this life.

    Once again, someone thinking they can take anything they want without any consequences - in which seems like these guys had done numerous times before- while laughing at the judicial system.

    In 2012 - Lets all CHOOSE to not let criminal behavior continue. Protect your rights, family and home.

    When you choose to break into someone's home - you have given the home owner complete control to choose if you live or die.

  • rpcr Jan 5, 12:43 p.m.

    From the Oklahoma case:

    "However, prosecutors have charged his alleged accomplice, 29-year-old Dustin Louis Stewart, with first-degree murder. According to authorities, Stewart was with Martin but ran away from McKinley's home after hearing the gunshots.

    'When you're engaged in a crime such as first-degree burglary and a death results from the events of that crime, you're subject to prosecution for it,' Walters said."

    It looks like good people with guns: 2 criminals: 0

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/04/teen-mom-shoots-kills-intruder-with-11-dispatcher-on-phone/#ixzz1ibg9W4BU

  • gunny462 Jan 5, 12:13 p.m.

    "Brave kid. He needs to learn to reload while his sis is on the phone. Two got away.rpcr"

    Very brave but I believe (after listening to the 911 tape) he only had one shell left after putting two out to the dead guy. Which might be why he wanted to shoot him again; to make sure he wouldn't get up.

  • Equinox Bandingo Jan 5, 12:02 p.m.

    sorry if this is duplicated but a post of mine didn't make it i don't think.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/05/9968356-no-charges-for-teen-widow-who-killed-intruder

    the story in that link, in addition to showing how the accomplices should be charged, also illustrates the proper response by 911 dispatchers in this type of home invasion scenario.

  • rpcr Jan 5, 11:44 a.m.

    Brave kid. He needs to learn to reload while his sis is on the phone. Two got away.

  • rpcr Jan 5, 11:39 a.m.

    Seneca Henderson, 20, of 907 S. Beckford Drive, No. 134, and Jatwaun Donkes Davis, 21, of 199 Belle Russell Road should both be charged with murder. They were committing the felonious act that resulted in the death of Henderson's brother. They aided and abetted a foreseeable consequence.

  • tigersnpirates Jan 5, 11:23 a.m.

    a 14 year old protects his sister, home and himself..murder??really?? i shudder to think how different the details of this story would be had he not been at home. none of the four are over 23 years old. amazing they ALL had the same day off from work !!!!

  • Equinox Bandingo Jan 5, 11:22 a.m.

    Vance County should charge Andrew Terry, the second suspect, with 1st Degree Murder under the felony rule. Infact, their gutless if they don't.
    PleaseGodhelpus

    the link below also shows the use of this type of prosecution which is critical in getting the whole gang off the street. the 'judicial system' needs to start doing their job or look for alot more of these shootings. people ain't takin it anymore. i know i ain't.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/05/9968356-no-charges-for-teen-widow-who-killed-intruder

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