Phillip Stroupe II to appear in court Monday on capital murder charge

The search continues for an armed suspect in the Pisgah National Forest. Phillip Stroupe, II has been on the run since Saturday morning. (Photo credit: Transylvania County Sheriff's Office)

A man awaiting trial for a capital murder charge in the death of Thomas Bryson is set to appear in a McDowell County court Monday.

Phillip Stroupe II faces the murder charge in Henderson County.

While stroupe was on the run, for a time in the Pisgah National Forest, investigators say he broke several other laws, including fleeing police, reckless driving and possession of a firearm.

Stroupe was captured there on July 27, 2017 in McDowell County.

Bryson's body was discovered off Glenn Bridge Road in Arden three days later.

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