Billy James Atchley, 22, of Ellenboro, made his first appearance in court Monday regarding charges of second-degree arson, communicating threats and assault with a deadly weapon in reference to an incident on Friday morning at 582 Hollis Road in Ellenboro.
An autopsy on the body of a Greensboro man discovered near Ellenboro last Monday reveals the man died of a self-inflicted knife wound.
When the 911 communicator began dispatching calls to an Ellenboro residence at 10:10 a.m. Friday due to a possible arson and the sound of what appeared to be gunshots, emergency responders sped to the scene. The call was a domestic situation and some feared the worst.
Located off the Ellenboro-Henrietta Road on property leased from Frank and Sherry Lawson, FLS Energy is constructing the first solar farm project in this area.