Attempted murder charge filed

Published 9:51 am Thursday, December 6, 2018

An Advance man who surprised his estranged wife by showing up at her house with a gun on the morning of Nov. 2 has been indicted by a Davie County Grand Jury.

Joel Lane, 47, was indicted for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, burglary, and violation of a domestic violence prevention order with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Davie Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million bond.

According to Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman, Lane showed up at his estranged wife’s house  on Cameron Court just after 6 a.m. Nov. 2. Because he had been ordered by the court not to be on the property, his wife called 911.

He shot her with a handgun and a confrontation ensued. She apparently got the gun, then shot him. Both were shot in the torso area, and both are out of the hospital, Hartman said.

Only one handgun was found at the scene.

Officers responding to the 911 call found both of them with gunshot wounds in different areas of the house.

Hartman said there was an extensive list of calls and arrests involving the couple over the last few years.