Woman charged with shooting boyfriend to death to do jail time

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 12, 2011

SALISBURY – A Landis woman charged with shooting her boyfriend to death after reporting he had assaulted her was given jail time Friday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Brandy Nicole Lyons, 32, of 613 S. Vance St. in Landis, was indicted by a grand jury last year with second degree murder in the shooting of 35-year-old Roy Daniels Jr.
After first pleading not guilty in August 2010, Lyons entered a guilty plea Friday in Rowan County Superior Court as part of a plea arrangement.
Lyons was sentenced to 15 to 18 months in prison, receiving credit for time served. She spent at least one and a half months in jail last year.
Judge Kevin Bridges also recommended she receive substance abuse treatment after hearing witness statements that both Lyons and Daniels abused drugs, alcohol and each other.
On June 25, 2010, the Landis Police Department and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting report at 613 S. Vance St.
Upon arrival, authorities found Daniels in the kitchen apparently bleeding from a shotgun wound in the stomach.
Lyons also was present with her 20-year-old nephew, her 88-year-old grandmother and her 6-year-old daughter when authorities arrived.
Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the home earlier that night after Lyons called 911 at 9:12 p.m. to say Daniels had assaulted her and her nephew.
Daniels returned to the house after the deputies left around 9:50 p.m.
The next 911 call from the Vance Street home came at 10:57 p.m., reporting the shooting.
Read more in Saturday’s Post.