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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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  • Puddin#1

    This is sad for both families! So I really wish everyone would stop all the judging and hateful comments and have a little respect and sympathy for these families!!! His sons lost a father in a tragic way and her sons lost a very close dear friend which they loved very mucn and a mother whos in jail… This is alot of stress for all of them!! My sympathy and prayers go out to Mike Pates family and friends, he will truly be missed!! To Julies family Love yawl and let God help you through this difficult tragedy!!

    **RIP Mike Pate: Love ya, PUDDIN(#1)

  • Guest1010

    Godly man with a heart of gold? Who beats a woman? Hardly! He should have kept his hands to himself.

  • SurfCityTom

    it appears she immediately responded to his slap or whatever he did by running him down with a vehicle. That may explain why he went to the morgue rather than jail.

  • Krys

    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

  • SBR308

    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.

  • Worried about joe public

    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.

  • Broken hearted

    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.

  • Holly Jacobs

    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!

  • k

    He was a great man who would NEVER hurt a woman… But everyone has a breaking point (man or woman)….. Unless u were there please stop saying what u THINK happened… They loved each other very much and love makes u crazy sometimes…. One second can change many lives forever……. A bad reaction killed someone… Have consideration for the family and keep your comments to yourselves please……. He will be greatly loved and missed by many….

  • Das Weibstück

    “love makes u crazy sometimes”. Actually love does not make you crazy, drugs and alcohol do.

    I am very crazy in love with my husband , I dont think running over him would show that very well.

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