Selma Man Won't Face Charges in Pinned-Intruder Case
A Selma man who said he accidentally killed an intruder who was on his property won't face charges, according to court documents and the Johnston County district attorney.Posted — Updated
The grand jury returned a "not a true presentment" of involuntary manslaughter in the case of John Reid, who said he was trying to block two men from leaving his property on Nov. 8, when he accidentally hit the gas pedal of his pickup truck.
Doyle said last month that she was turning the case over to the grand jury because of the unusual facts and complex legal issues associated with it.
Reid had no comment Monday on the grand jury's decision.
Brown's sister, Nannette Brown, however, said she and her family were upset and disappointed that Reid would not face charges.
“This man literally crushed my brother to death with his truck,” Brown said, adding she does not believe the grand jury heard all the facts in the case.
“If there was such thing as a robbery, does the law give you the right to take the law into your own hands and run a person down and murder them with your vehicle?" she asked. "A person with no weapon, [when] your life is not threatened – you cannot do that.”
Another man, Mark Ray McNair, 46, of Dudley, was charged with trespassing and larceny in connection with the incident.
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