WILMINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) -- A sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after authorities say he led a group of people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl.
New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Friday that former New Hanover Sheriff's deputy Jordan Kita will be charged with trespassing and breaking and entering.
News outlets report Kita led an armed group of people to the home of a senior at a high school in Wilmington.
The all-white group tried unsuccessfully to force its way into the home of the student, who is black. Kita was looking for a 15-year-old girl but went to the wrong home. The missing girl was later found safe, the News & Record reports.
Kita has since been fired. A second man in Kita's group is also facing a criminal charge for “going armed to the terror of the public.”