Homeowner charged with murder after shooting, killing alleged intruder

A Morganton man has been charged with murder after a man was found shot to death inside his home Wednesday after he reported a 'breaking and entering' incident, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. 

Steven Adam Taylor, 38, has been charged in the murder of Kevin Lewis McSheffrey, 33. 

Deputies were called to a 'breaking and entering in progress' along Gold Mine Road at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. in Morganton. Upon arrival, they located McSheffrey dead from a gunshot wound. 

Deputies said upon listening to the homeowner's story of the events and conducting a preliminary assessment of the scene, a search warrant was issued for the home. 

After processing the scene, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and conferring with the DA, a warrant for murder was issued for Taylor. He's currently being held without bond.