Crime & Courts

Iredell man charged in woman’s death

An Iredell County man has been charged in connection with the death of his girlfriend, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies arrested Roy Reuban Morgan Jr., 47, and charged him with murder in the death of 44-year-old Nathalie Sipe Murphy, 44. Detectives said Murphy’s body was found Friday at her home on Sipe Road near Taylorsville.

Authorities said an initial investigation indicated that Murphy was the victim of a homicide.

Murphy was jailed without bond, according to the sheriff’s office.