Jason Young, the husband of murdered and pregnant Michelle Young was ordered by a judge to provide investigators with fingerprints, blood samples and other forms of evidence. Jason Young has been named a suspect. The case somewhat resembles the Entwistle murder where the wife was found murdered in her home, husband was not present. However, in that case, sadly, the young child was killed as well.
Young, 32, is named as a suspect on the order, however, he was not required to make a statement, nor was he subject to interrogation, according to Willoughby. Detectives had already seized his car as part of their investigation.
Young has not been charged with anything. A call to his attorney for comment was not returned Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Sheriff’s office, Jason Young complied with the order and went to the City-County Bureau of Identification.
According to the North Carolina general statutes, sheriff’s investigators can use a nontestimonial order to obtain an array of material evidence including fingerprints, palm prints, footprints, blood specimens, hair samples, voice samples and photographs.
Willoughby said the order is less intrusive procedure than a search warrant that requires a lower standard of proof.
“A search warrant requires probable cause, but with a nontestimonial order you are only required to have reasonable suspicion to suspect some person,” Willoughby said Wednesday. (News Observer)