Midway Park Woman Shoots Man in the Face

Judy Anne Yoder
Judy Anne Yoder

MIDWAY PARK -- Authorities say a Midway Park man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face Monday morning.

Judy Yoder, 59, shot Patrick Gardner, 54, just after 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Department.

Yoder told sheriff's detectives she shot Gardner because he kept harping to her about the money her son owed him.

After Gardner was shot, he tried to call for help using a portable house phone, but Yoder unplugged the base of the phone to prevent him from calling the police.

Gardner was taken to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for surgery and is expected to recover.

Yoder was charged with attempted murder and was taken to Onslow County Jail.

Staff Report