Two shot in ongoing domestic dispute

Published 10:03 am Thursday, November 8, 2018

A man and woman were shot at an Advance home last week in an escalating domestic incident.

Both suffered gunshot wounds to the torso area,  and are being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman said he isn’t releasing all information because detectives are still waiting to talk to the man and woman – Joel Lane and Michelle Lane. He also asked that the 911 call be sealed until the investigation is complete.

Hartman said that shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, a woman called 911 saying that her estranged husband was at her home on Cameron Court. He had been ordered to stay away from her and the home 30 days prior by court officials.

The couple has a history of domestic disputes that involved law enforcement, he said.

Two children were in the home when the altercation occurred. A 16 year old escaped to a neighbor’s house, and a 4 year old witnessed the event.

Hartman said the woman called 911 and said that her estranged husband was at her door after being ordered to stay away. She soon said she had been shot.

When officers arrived, no one would come to the door. They went around to the back of the house, and heard a female. They made entrance through a basement door, and first found a man on the floor with a gunshot wound. The female was found in another area of the house.

Hartman said there was an “extensive” list of 911 calls and arrests involving the couple over the last two to three years.