A North Carolina man and woman each face a murder charge in a home invasion and shooting death in Germanton Friday morning.
Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall reported that Garrette Wayne Bunch, 58, of 4616 River Gate Drive, Clemmons, and Brandi Leigh Robinson, 28, of 214 Eastdale Drive, Lexington, were arrested shortly after 9 a.m. at the Bestway Inn in King, formerly known as the Econo Lodge, and charged with murder in connection to the incident.
The alleged invasion occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, when the two suspects allegedly broke into the home and shot two people.
Brian Keith McGee, 37, of 2230 School Street, Winston-Salem, was killed in the shooting at a travel trailer located at 1015 Rill Road, Germanton. Brandon Ray Hill, 28, of the Germanton residence, was still in critical condition late Friday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Marshall said officers were dispatched to a reported home invasion and shooting at 1015 Rill Road, off of Leake Memorial Church Road, around 1:45 a.m. Friday. Two women and two men were inside when the shooting occurred. The women were able to hide from the suspects. After the shooting, Bunch and Robinson are believed to have left the scene in a blue Toyota Tacoma truck before their arrest hours later in King.
Marshall said it appears that the suspects were acquaintances of the victims. The sheriff said he could not comment on motive at this time.
According to Marshall, after hearing news broadcasts of the reported incident, motel personnel at Bestway Inn off of Main Street in King located a truck fitting the witness’ description and called the 911 Communications Center. The King Police Department responded and confirmed the report. The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, King Police Department, N.C. Highway Patrol and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation collaborated with the investigation.
Marshall said officers got in touch with motel management and evacuated the other occupants before arresting the suspects, who were taken into custody without incident. They had checked into the motel at 2:09 a.m. and parked behind the building.
Officers are now executing search warrants as they continue investigating the crime and looking for possible motive.