As the result of a plea deal, a Burke County man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Last week, in Burke County Superior Court, 36-year old David Andrew Barnes of Morganton agreed to the charge after initially being charged with murder in 2018.
49-year old Roger Dewayne Hoglan was shot death in Eastern Burke County on August 15th, 2022. An altercation between the suspect and victim led to the shooting. Barnes was injured after Hoglan backed a vehicle over his foot.
Barnes will end up facing a mandatory prison sentence as a felon. He is set to appear before a judge for his sentencing on March 27.
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