State v. Ross, 27 N.C. App. 379 (Oct. 19, 2010)

The trial court’s entry into the jury room during deliberations to determine the jury’s progress was not subject to plain error review. However, the court admonished the trial court that it should refrain from such conduct “to avoid the possibility of improperly influencing the jury and to avoid disruptions in the juror’s deliberation process.”