Lenoir police arrested and charged a 62-year-old man in the killing of Sammy William Sturgill early Tuesday.
Bobby Dean Sparks was charged with murder and was jailed without bond pending a court appearance, Police Chief Scott Brown said. Sturgill was killed in Sparks’ home.
Police received a call at about 1 a.m. that someone had been killed at the home, Brown said. Caldwell County EMS pronounced Sturgill dead.
Police haven’t released a motive in the killing or how Sturgill died.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or police at 828-757-2100.