Weekend Murder Investigation
According to Yancey County Sheriff Gary Banks, on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at approximately 7:00 pm, deputies responded to a request from Yancey County EOC to assist with forcing entry into a residence in regards to an unknown medical situation.
Upon arrival at the residence which was located at 1280 Old Mine Fork Road, deputies observed a male lying on the floor inside of the residence.
The officers forced entry into the residence and determined that the male had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his body.
Yancey County EMS proceeded to the scene and determined that the male was deceased.
Officers then assured that the scene was safe and no other victims were inside of the residence and secured the scene until investigators could arrive.
Investigators with the Yancey County Sheriffs Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrived on scene and determined that James Anglin, 69, of the address had died from an apparent gunshot wound.
Investigators processed the crime scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Further information will be released when it becomes available.