A New Hanover County grand jury recently indicted three men on multiple charges in connection with a shooting at an Ogden home that killed a Wilmington man in May.
Theio Robert Manley, 24, Michael Anthony Rich Malloy, 24, and Brent Thomas James Hyatt, 25, were indicted June 1 on first-degree murder charges in connection with the May 4 shooting of 32-year-old Yancey Martin Edwards at a home in the 400 block of Point View Court.
Deputies responded to a burglary call at the home just before 3 a.m., when Edwards was found fatally shot. Another man was taken to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the arm. A woman, who was also at the home at the time of the shooting, was uninjured. Two dogs were killed in the shooting.
“According to the victims, two males entered the residence through the kitchen window with a rifle, demanding money and drugs,” New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said.
Edwards and the man who was injured struggled with the intruders, who reportedly left the home through a kitchen window, Brewer said.
Hyatt and Malloy were booked at the New Hanover County jail and made their first appearances in New Hanover County District Court on May 7, when District Judge Sandra Ray ordered they remain in jail without bond.
On May 12, deputies arrested Manley on Peachtree Avenue in Wilmington after he reportedly ran from authorities while attempting to serve him with an arrest warrant. He is also being held at the New Hanover County jail without bond.
Manley, Malloy and Hyatt, all of whom are from Rocky Point, have been indicted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, first-degree burglary, two counts of felony cruelty to animals and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.
Malloy was previously convicted of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, according to the N.C. Department of Corrections. Hyatt was previously convicted of three misdemeanors, including, larceny and driving while impaired.
Manley has been convicted of three felonies, including possession of a schedule II controlled substance, speeding to elude arrest and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, as well as four misdemeanors.
Manley also faces possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana charges in New Hanover County Superior Court. He has six pending charges in Pender County District Court.
Christina Haley is a crime and courts reporter for Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.