Monthly Archives: January 2016

Man accused in Good Samaritan death passed test to carry …

A Catawba County man accused of fatally shooting a Good Samaritan who tried to help him following an icy wreck this month had passed background checks needed to own and carry a concealed gun, Sheriff Coy Reid said.

Marvin Lee, 27, had no criminal or mental health issues in his background to prevent him from obtaining a concealed weapons permit four years ago, Reid told the Observer. Such a permit allows someone to purchase handguns for five years.

“We did everything that we could on our end as far as what’s required and even beyond,” said Reid. “We followed all the procedures as far as issuing a permit.”

Lee is jailed without bond and charged with murder in the killing of Jefferson Heavner, a 26-year-old single father. Reid said Lee may have been impaired when his car slid off the road on Jan. 22 during a heavy winter storm. Heavner and two other

Read more at: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article57498688.html

Man accused in Good Samaritan death passed test to carry concealed gun

A Catawba County man accused of fatally shooting a Good Samaritan who tried to help him following an icy wreck this month had passed background checks needed to own and carry a concealed gun, Sheriff Coy Reid said.

Marvin Lee, 27, had no criminal or mental health issues in his background to prevent him from obtaining a concealed weapons permit four years ago, Reid told the Observer. Such a permit allows someone to purchase handguns for five years.

“We did everything that we could on our end as far as what’s required and even beyond,” said Reid. “We followed all the procedures as far as issuing a permit.”

Lee is jailed without bond and charged with murder in the killing of Jefferson Heavner, a 26-year-old single father. Reid said Lee may have been impaired when his car slid off the road on Jan. 22 during a heavy winter storm. Heavner and two other

Read more at: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article57498688.html