Former Deputy May Not be Charged

NEW HANOVER CO. -- Explosive new information is out about the murder charge against a former New Hanover County sheriff's deputy. The charge may be wrong.

According to Chris Long's attorney Mike McGuiness, the grand jury checked the wrong box on some paperwork saying they planned to indict Long in the death of 18-year-old Peyton Strickland.

WECT is working to confirm this information with the sheriff's department and district attorney.  Stay with WECT News for live reports at 5 and 6 with the latest information.