Father, son face murder charges

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

The father of the 11-year-old boy who shot and killed his grandfather last month was arrested Thursday and faces a felony charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, 49, of 74 Tucker Lane, Franklinton, was also charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon in the presence of a minor by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.

The charges stem from the July 7 murder of 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief — who is Peyton Woodlief’s father.

Peyton Woodlief was also shot that night by the elder Woodlief and had been receiving medical care at a regional hospital since the incident.

He was arrested upon his release Aug. 6 and jailed on a $150,000 secured bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 18.

The 11-year-old, Daniel Woodlief, was taken into custody on July 8 and faces a second-degree murder charge.

The incident happened at 430 Cricket Creek Lane in Kittrell.

Deputies responded to an altercation at about 7 p.m. when they found the 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief, of 430 Cricket Creek Lane, shot once with a shotgun.

He died on the scene shortly after deputies arrived.

Attempts by the Dispatch to reach the Woodlief family on Thursday were unsuccessful.


Contact the writer at smansur@hendersondispatch.com.