8 charged in Orange slaying, kidnappinghttp://heraldsun.southernheadlines.com/orange/10-989547.cfm?
BY BETH VELLIQUETTE : The Herald-Sunbvelliquette@heraldsun.com
Sep 16, 2008
HILLSBOROUGH -- Five young Chapel Hill men have been charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of a 20-year-old Chapel Hill man.
In addition, Gregory Lee Minton, 41, who runs Minton's Glenn Lennox BP in Chapel Hill, and his wife, Michelle Slade Minton, 37, who are the parents of one of the suspects, have been charged with accessory after the fact to murder. They were taken into custody Monday evening, according to Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall.
The men are accused of kidnapping and killing Joshua McCabe Bailey of 8821 Oconee Ct., Chapel Hill.
The men who were charged are: Brian Gregory Minton, 18, of 714 Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill; Jacob Alexander Maxwell, 18, of Twisted Oak Drive, Chapel Hill; Brandon Hamilton Green, 26, and Ryan Ladar Davis Lee, 20, both of 1103 Sourwood Drive, Chapel Hill; and Jack Johnson II, 19, of 101 Culbreth Park Drive, Chapel Hill.
In addition to the Mintons, Chris Manley, 23, of 306 Estes Park Apartments, Apt. J-16, Carrboro, was also charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
In addition to the kidnapping and murder charges in Orange County, Minton, Maxwell, Johnson and a female, Sarah "Angel" Krombach, have been charged in Chatham
County with first-degree kidnapping of another man that they also knew. They were being held on those charges under $1 million bond.
As Orange County Sheriff's investigators worked on the Bailey case, they developed information about the other kidnapping, and the Chatham County
Sheriff's Office charged those four people for that kidnapping on Friday, Woodall said.
"Through the interviews of many subjects over the weeks, it was learned that Joshua McCabe Bailey had become the victim of a homicide," the press release said.
After further interviews that same night, Horne and the SBI agents found out that the body had been there but that it had been moved to another site in Chatham
County. They went to the area and found a body in a grave near Jordan Lake.