Man charged with murder in fatal crash was driving on revoked license

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say a man charged with murder in connection to a fatal crash last week was driving on a revoked license.

William Chandler McHenry, 24, of Supply, is charged with first-degree murder and felony aggravated death by vehicle for the Feb. 2 crash on Kirby road near Holden Beach that killed John Henry Howard, 84. McHenry is also charged with felony aggravated serious injury by vehicle for injuring Betty Erdman in the crash while “subject to an impairing substance,” according to a warrant. The warrant says Erdman suffered “injuries to the lower torso requiring surgery and hospitalization.” The warrant also says McHenry was convicted of DWI in New Hanover County in 2011.

McHenry is also charged with driving while license revoked. Court documents show that on Jan. 14 McHenry surrendered his license for at least 30 days after Shallotte Police charged him with DWI. The documents say McHenry’s blood alcohol level at that time was more than .08. Those documents list McHenry’s address as Pine Valley Road in Wilmington.

McHenry is in jail under $1 million bond, according to the jail website.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s website shows McHenry’s criminal record dates back to 2009 and includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering, larceny and assault by pointing a gun.

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