CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) - An elementary school counselor in Columbus County has been indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous counts.
Michael Brown, a counselor at Chadbourn Elementary School, was already facing a charge of second degree murder from last March. He's accused of shooting Larry Towns at Five Points, a Christian Counseling Center that Brown owns. Brown told investigators at the time that he was started when Towns walked inside his business after hours. He said he shot Towns because he thought he had a knife.
Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced that a criminal indictment against Brown was unsealed, charging him with twenty counts of wire fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, two counts of arson and one count of making material false statements.