FIRST ON WWAY: New charges, higher bond for Monkey Junction murder suspect

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The validated Hells Angel member charged with stabbing two men and shooting one of them is now charged with first degree murder.

On May 8, a grand jury indicted Aaron Stephens on a new attempted murder charge and an upgraded charge of first degree murder. He was also indicted on assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and firearm by a felon charges.

Stephens was originally charged with second degree murder in the death of Terry Greenwood, but the district attorney’s office says the nature of the investigation led to the upgraded first degree murder charge.

The stabbing and shooting happened March 22 on Julia Drive.

In a previous court hearing, Assistant District Attorney Dru Lewis says Stephens and Greenwood had prior altercations about Stephens’ wife. Investigators say on the night of the murder the two argued elsewhere, it then led back to Stephens’ home on Julia Drive.

Lewis said a neighbor’s security camera showed the victim’s truck driving down to a culdesac in the neighborhood, followed by Stephen’s car. That culdesac is where Greenwood and another victim, Anthony Lanza, were found injured.

An autopsy shows Greenwood was stabbed eight times and shot in the face. Lanza was also stabbed several times in the chest.

Stephens’ bond is now set at $4.5 million.


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