All persons are authorized to break open and enter a house to prevent a felony about to be committed therein. (1868-9, c. 178, subch. 1, s. 4; Code, s. 1127; Rev., s. 3179; C.S., s. 4545.)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 15-43

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.