NC deputy fired, facing charges after leading armed group to teen’s home, officials say

North Carolina news

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – A sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after authorities say he led a group of people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl.

New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Friday that Jordan Kita will be charged with trespassing and breaking and entering.

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News outlets report Kita led an armed group of people to the home of Dameon Shepard, a senior at Laney High School in Wilmington.

The all-white group tried unsuccessfully to force its way into the home of Shepard, who is black.

Kita was looking for a 15-year-old girl but went to the wrong home. He has since been fired.

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