BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man charged with murder made his first appearance in court this morning. A judge order James Carson Young, 29, of Leland held without bond.
Brunswick Count Sheriff’s detectives arrested Young Sunday afternoon. They say he shot Michael Shane Poythress, 34, in the chest at Poythress’s home at 741 Heights Place near Leland Sunday. Poythress was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said an altercation between the two men escalated into the shooting.
Young is charged with one count of First Degree Murder. The case remains under investigation.