A man named Kenneth Morgan Stancil III was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of his former boss, Ron Lane, Monday morning at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, N.C..
Stancil is covered in face and neck tattoos that suggest he has ties to white supremacist groups, North Carolina LGBT publication QNotes reports. Lane, a gay man, recently fired Stancil from a work-study job at the college's print shop for poor attendance. Police are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime. Stancil was arrested in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he is being held without bond, and will brought back to North Carolina, according to QNotes.
Stancil's mother seems to be employing a gay panic defense, telling a North Carolina TV station Lane "made inappropriate sexual advances toward [Stancil]."
Lane's boyfriend, Chuck Tobin, disappeared last July and was found dead in November in a wooded area. Authorities believe Tobin's death was unrelated to Lane's and was classified as an accident.