Authorities said a Union County man has confessed to fatally shooting his father-in-law and brother-in-law on Tuesday.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office said Bradrick Layne Wolfe, 47, of Marshville, led officers on a 20-mile, two-county chase on his motorcycle after the shooting, which happened at a home on Lanesboro Road near Marshville.
Deputies found two men – identified as David Lee Bass, 57, and David Clay Bass, 39 – shot to death in the driveway at the home. Witnesses told deputies that the shooter, a family member, had left on a red Harley-Davidson.
N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper David Burr spotted the motorcycle a short time later in Anson County and began pursuing the driver. Burr stopped the motorcycle on City Pond Road and took Wolfe into custody.
Sheriff Eddie Cathey told Observer news partner WCNC-TV that several other people were at the home and saw the shooting. He said the incident apparently resulted from an argument.
Cathey said Wolfe has confessed to the killings.
WCNC-TV reported that, during his first court appearance Wednesday, Wolfe said he and his wife were having marital problems.
Wolfe is being held without bond in the Union County jail, charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Records show Wolfe is a convicted felon with a criminal record dating back to the early 1980s. His previous convictions include assault with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering and possession of a gun by a felon. WCNC-TV contributed