Crime

Burke County man dies of stab wound

Cameron Anthony Smith
Cameron Anthony Smith WBTV

A 22-year-old Burke County man died of a stab wound Wednesday after a fight with a neighbor, sheriff’s investigators said.

Cameron Anthony Smith Jr. died after walking back to his home from his neighbor’s in the 7800 block of Baily Road in Connelly Springs, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to a 911 call about the stabbing shortly after 5:30 a.m. and found Smith dead.

Investigators said they believe a fight happened in a vehicle outside the neighbor’s home. Investigators questioned the neighbor, although no one has been arrested.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called into the case, and the results of the investigation will be turned over to the Burke County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges will be filed, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-764-9505 or 828-438-5500.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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