Crime & Courts

Hickory woman shot in domestic dispute

James Willard Thacker
James Willard Thacker Hickory Police Department

A man is in custody in Hickory in connection with the death of a woman who was shot and killed on Monday.

James Willard Thacker, 32, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Officers received a call about a shooting around 10:40 a.m. on Monday. They arrived at the 1200 block of 11th Street NW and found Tammy Cloninger wounded. She later died.

Thacker was arrested after a description of the suspect and his direction of travel were reported to police. Cloninger was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms

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