Belmont Police have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say killed his 70 year old mother and hit the road.
Matthew McAveeney was arrested around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Belmont Wal-Mart. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday, according to the Gaston County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities in Winchester, Massachusetts say McAveeney beat his mother, Barbara McAveeney to death. Her body was found inside her apartment last week.
Belmont Police tell WBTV they were alerted by Massachusetts investigators that McAveeney was inside the local store. Within minutes, police say they reviewed the security footage and were able to find McAveeney pushing a shopping cart around the parking lot.
Belmont Police say one officer was assaulted by McAveeney while they were trying to arrest him.
He was taken to the Gaston County Detention Center and charged with murder. Investigators say they plan to transport McAveeney back to Massachusetts as soon as possible.