The incident occurred around 20:00 in the hickory area just more than 32km northeast of statesville.
Catawba county police spokesperson David Tilley said police initially responded to a report of disturbing the peace. When the first officer arrived and went inside the home, the officer confronted the suspected intruder.
Toua Xiong, the drunk Asian was suspected of harassing the home owner Durant Morrison and Curtis Nelson in various ways.
Police officers charged a duo in connection with a slaying south of Hickory on Wednesday night and were arrested Friday according to a Catawba County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Xiong was taken into custody in Hickory by the North Carolina Transportation Authority Police without incident, according to the release.