State v. McCormick, 204 N.C. App. 105 (May. 18, 2010)

No fatal variance existed when a burglary indictment alleged that defendant broke and entered “the dwelling house of Lisa McCormick located at 407 Ward’s Branch Road, Sugar Grove Watauga County” but the evidence at trial indicated that the house number was 317, not 407. On this point, the court followed State v. Davis, 282 N.C. 107 (1972) (no fatal variance where indictment alleged that the defendant broke and entered “the dwelling house of Nina Ruth Baker located at 840Washington Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina,” but the evidence showed that Ruth Baker lived at 830 Washington Drive). The court also held that the burglary indictment was not defective on grounds that it failed to allege that the breaking and entering occurred without consent. Following, State v. Pennell, 54 N.C. App. 252 (1981), the court held that the indictment language alleging that the defendant “unlawfully and willfully did feloniously break and enter” implied a lack of consent.