Man found guilty in connection to home invasion, kidnapping
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Neil Stanley Page Jr. was recently found guilty in connection to a home invasion on May 27, 2010.
Stanley and two other co-defendants broke into a home in the Sea Breeze community in South Wilmington. Stanley pistol whipped one of the victims and pinned down both victims while the other men rummaged through the home money and goods.
When law enforcement arrived at the home, all of the defendants fled. The driver was caught immediately and the other defendants were captured soon after fleeing.
Stanley was later arrested in August 2011 on fugitive warrants in San Diego.
Stanley was convicted of several counts, including robbery with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and first degree and second degree kidnapping.
Stanley's defense was simple and to the point, "I didn't do it. It wasn't me."
Stanley faces 220-282 months (18-23.5 years) in prison. He will be held at the Department of Corrections in Raleigh until it is determined where he best fits.
Stanley is claiming mistrial, citing a member of the jury was sleeping during the trial.
According to Connie Jordan, the prosecuting attorney, the woman was spoken to by the judge during the trial.