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Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend, other man in Anson Co. home

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James Smith (Anson County Sheriff's Office) James Smith (Anson County Sheriff's Office)
MORVEN, NC (WBTV) -

Investigators in Anson County say a man is in custody after he killed his former girlfriend and another man Sunday night.

James Thomas Smith, 47, of Wadesboro, is charged with two counts of first degree murder.

The incident was reported around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night on Gin Lane in the Morven area, according to Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen.

Detectives say it appears to a domestic violence situation. A male and female were found deceased when deputies arrived on scene.

Sheriff Allen identified the victims Monday morning as 49-year-old Daisy Coleman Melton and 58-year-old Larry Thomas Lindsey.

Deputies say Melton was found outside the home, stabbed to death. Lindsey was found inside with at least one gunshot wound.

Sheriff Allen says it appears that Smith was a former boyfriend of Melton, who deputies actually had to remove from the residence back in August by deputies.

Sheriff's records show deputies had answered several domestic calls at this residence involving Smith and Melton over the past. 

According to court records, Smith was given a 15 year sentence in 1992 for Second Degree murder in the death his wife in Wadesboro. 

According to records he was released from the Department of Corrections in 1997.

Smith is in the Anson County Jail under no bond.

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