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SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) — A domestic assault turned deadly when a woman hit her boyfriend with her vehicle in Brunswick County last night.

It happened in Supply just before 10 p.m. Brunswick County deputies arrived at 1913 Oxpen Road after they got a call that a man was hit by a car.

When they arrived at the scene, Michael Anthony Pate, 52, was underneath the vehicle. Julie Ann English, 48, was also on the scene and was the driver of the vehicle that struck her boyfriend, Pate.

Neighbors said Pate and English had been dating on and off for around 10 years. They say the couple was constantly fighting and that something bad was bound to happen.

“There was a car in the yard and it had run up on the porch and we looked at the car and there was somebody laying under it,” said Sherry Bass.

Other neighbors, who remained off camera, said the couple was having a birthday party for Pate earlier that day. They say drugs and alcohol may have been involved.

After investigating, deputies found that Pate had allegedly assaulted English, leaving a laceration on her face. English was transported to the Brunswick NOVANT Medical Center, where she was treated and released to detectives.

English is being charged with voluntary manslaughter, and is in jail under a $100,000 bond.

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36 Comments on "Woman charged for killing boyfriend with vehicle"

Holly Jacobs
2015 years 10 months ago

I Have None Both Of Them For A Very Long Time An Mike Was A Kind Hearted Man An This Should Have Never Happend To Him. He Was Like A Father To Me An His Kids Were Like My Brothers an Sisters.. He Took Me In An Helped Me Out When There Was No Other He Never Hurt Any Women. So You Take It The Way You Want But I Dont Think Its Right To Judge From What You Hear!! So Please Let Them An I Have Are Time To Mourn!

Broken hearted
2015 years 10 months ago

If you knew the man you would know that this was just not his style. Think about it people of course she had cuts on her face she just slammed her vehicle and a man into a house. Self defense my a@@ she was in her car, she could have just left. They argued, she left and SHE came back. She was not in fear of her life, don’t let that monster fool you. Never understood why he was so in love with her, but I guess the heart wants what it wants. She was and always has been the abuser. She has always brought misery evey where she went. If the tables were turned and it was him in the car you would be chanting “hang him”. WWAY, you should be ashamed of yourselves to potray him as you have. You need to investigate further and get your facts straight before you destroy this mans reputation. His family is devastated enough, nothing like adding insult to their devastation. May she get everything that is coming to her. She knows the truth and she will live with that for the rest of her life.

Worried about joe public
2015 years 10 months ago

To guest111- There are laws in place for domestic violence maybe u should talk to an ADA and/or local advocate to get up to speed. There is help for all victims in a domestic situation man or women. This lady will be held accountable for her actions. My how people are quick to judge. Until the investigation is over I think people should hold there comments. This is very hurtful to the family that have just lost a loved one and in such a horrible manner. How would you feel if this was your father or mother and you were put in this situation. Do not judge people without knowing the facts. Please, Please educate yourself on domestic violence and then maybe you will understand.

2015 years 10 months ago

Why wasn’t Mr. Pate at jail for hitting this woman and why would you be with someone 10 years fighting all the time. I think both these people had some big problems.

2015 years 10 months ago

No you don’t hit a woman.. Bt you don’t run a man over and kill him. And you know what else you don’t do? You don’t comment on an article about a man who is killed asking why he isn’t jail. His family doesn’t need people judging him. Not only do you not know the story it’s completely rude and heartless of you to be insensitive about a situation like this when a man was murdered over a scratch on a woman’s face. You see that scratch on her face? At least she has a face left. At least she’s still alive.

Rip uncle Mike, You were always there for me when I needed you ever since I was a little girl. And you had a heart of gold <3 you were a godly man and now you sit with Jesus xxxxx


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