Father, son face murder charges
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.
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