State v. Speight, 213 N.C. App. 38 (Jun. 21, 2011)

In the defendant’s trial for sex offense, burglary, and other crimes, the trial court did not err by admitting the defendant’s statement, made to an officer upon the defendant’s arrest: “Man, I’m a B and E guy.” Given the charges, the statement was a statement against penal interest pursuant to Rule 804(b)(3).