Despite being denied entry, Kita insisted to be in coming in the Shepard’s house. Eventually he and the mob left and later that evening the girl, who ran away from home, was found.

Dameon and his mother plan to file a civil lawsuit according to their attorney James Lea. When the incident was reported to the sheriff’s office, they made no arrests or took no names according to Lea. “We obviously cannot have armed groups of citizens patrolling the streets of Pender County or New Hanover County terrorizing innocent families,” the attorney wrote.

Following the investigation, Jordan Kita was fired from his job and stripped of all his authority. A second man, Austin Wood, is now being charged with “going armed to the terror of the public.”

Even though Kita has been taken off the force, Monica and her son are still shook up from the ordeal. She explained the impact and the possible consequences of the incident. “Coming to the door like that with a mob of people with guns, what do we expect? What were their intentions? What if he was the person they were looking for or what if I was not home? What would’ve happened? I don’t want to have that conversation. I don’t want him to be a statistic. It’s scary.”


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