Murder charge dismissed against Bladen man

Source: Bladen Journal
Source: Bladen Journal

Reported by Scott Saxton email

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - After nearly a year of living under suspicion, a man from Bladen County has been cleared of a murder charge.

Johnny Bungert Jr. was arrested and charged with first degree murder in February after an argument at his home led to the shooting death of Brian Huard, 33.  Bungert was charged but never indicted.

A court spokesperson in Bladen County now confirms the murder charge was dismissed recently.  Court records show there was not enough evidence to disprove that Bungert was acting in self-defense at the time.

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