A Pikeville man was sent to the hospital after his neighbor shot him through his front door Friday night.
Wayne County sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting on Overton Lane in Pikeville around 7:42 p.m. Friday night, according to a Wayne County Sheriff’s Office incident investigation report. Upon arrival, deputies found Michael Wayne Hatcher, 42, laying on a neighbor’s front porch on Hinnant Road.
Hatcher told sheriff’s deputies he and his neighbor, Tony Anderson, 60, also of Overton Lane, got into a fight earlier that day, according to the report. After the fight, Hatcher said he and Anderson “made up and had a beer together” before Hatcher returned home.
A few hours later, Hatcher told deputies he answered a knock on his door. When he opened the door, Anderson was standing outside and allegedly shot Hatcher in the chest with a shotgun. Anderson then ran home.
Hatcher told deputies he initially “thought he was going to be OK,” and didn’t attempt to call law enforcement until an hour later. Hatcher then walked to his neighbor’s house on Hinnant Road to ask for help, the report reads.
Emergency Medical Services personnel took Hatcher to Wayne UNC Health Care for treatment for his injuries. Hatcher was later taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Anderson with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or seriously injure. He was placed at the Wayne County jail under a $125,000 secured bond.