Johnny Edward Bungert Jr., 32, of 1581 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bladenboro, was arrested on murder charges after officers found Brian D. Huard, 33, dead on the scene, Bladen County Sheriff Steve Bunn said Monday morning. Huard died from a single gunshot wound to the head at the Pleasant Grove Church Road home where he was staying with the Bungert family, Bunn said.
Authorities were called to the residence around 4:30 p.m., on Saturday. Interviews with Bungert revealed that the two men got into an argument inside the home, Bunn said. During the fight, Bungert allegedly pulled a pistol from his pocket and shot Huard one time in the head, he added.
Bungert was expected to have his first court appearance on Monday, Bunn said. The investigation for further information on the case is continuing.