Write up courtesy of the Sanford Herald
LILLINGTON — A Lee County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed her husband in June has been charged by Harnett County authorities with murder. Angie Renee Clark, 40, of 201 Ripley Road, Cameron was charged Tuesday with murder in connection with the June 10 death of her husband Michael. Clark, a Lee County patrol deputy since 2007, told Harnett County authorities that she shot and killed her husband at their Bee Hive Lane home in Broadway. Neighbors at the time suggested the shooting could have stemmed from a domestic dispute between the couple. Clark was charged after a Harnett County Grand Jury handed down an indictment in the case Tuesday. Harnett County authorities, who said Clark turned herself in, didn’t disclose the arrest until Thursday. “We’re not going to release any more information about (the arrest) at this time,” Maj. Gary McNeill of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. Clark was taken into custody after the shooting but released a short time later.
Clark’s father-in-law, who lived next door, told the Herald in June that the couple had had marital problems and that the shooting could have been the result of a domestic dispute. Court records show Michael Clark had a lengthy list of criminal charges in his past, many of them related to domestic issues. Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter said the Clark, who was placed on administrative leave while the case was under investigation, is no longer with his office as of Tuesday. “She did a good job for us while she was here,” Carter said. Superior Court Judge Frank Lanier set Clark’s bond at $25,000 secured.