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An arrest was made Thursday in a double homicide case from Lincoln County, the Lincolnton Police Department says.
Wilbert Lester Fair, 43, was charged Thursday with two counts of first degree murder in the double homicide case that happened just a week before.
On Thursday, July 26, Mike and Bonnie Vincent were found dead inside their home on Broome Street, in Lincolnton, by a neighbor who had not seen the pair in a couple of days.
Justin Hester, the neighbor that discovered the couple, told WBTV that his neighbors were typically at home with the door open because they didn't have air conditioning.
After knocking on the door on Tuesday with no answer, and then again on Thursday, he went inside the home. That's when he says he saw two bodies.
"I screamed," said Hester. "And I backed out the door, fell over the door. I was in so much shock, I didn't even think to use my cell phone. I ran to a neighbor's to call 911. I guess I didn't want to believe they were dead."
Officers soon arrived at the home, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist with the investigation.
During the course of the investigation, Fair became a person of interest.
After looking at many pieces of evidence and conducting numerous interviews, warrants were obtained on Fair before his arrest on Thursday, according to the Lincolnton Police Department.
Fair is being held at the Lincoln County Jail with no bond.
The cause of death and motive is still not being released in order to protect the integrity of the case throughout the investigation and Court Proceedings.
The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information concerning the victims or anyone that may have dealt with Wilbert Lester Fair over the last week is asked to call the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900.