Man Indicted For Murdering Father

A Johnston County grand jury has indicted a Princeton man for the murder of his own father.

On March 4th, 68 year-old James Russell Lee was shot and killed at his home in the 3800 block of US Highway 70-A.

Lee’s son, 37 year-old Evan Thomas Lee was taken into custody at the scene and charged with the murder of his father.  At the time, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said the homicide appears to be as a result of a domestic dispute between the father and son.

Last week, a Grand Jury in Smithfield returned a True Bill of Indictment against Evan Lee on first-degree murder charges.