Man accused of killing stepfather in Cabarrus County

Man accused of killing stepfather in Cabarrus County
Jason Harkey is facing murder charges in the killing of his stepfather in Cabarrus County Monday night. (Source: Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office)

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man is facing murder charges in the killing of his stepfather in Cabarrus County.

Deputies say they received a 911 call around 8:30 p.m. Monday to a home on Hopewell Church Road in Midland, where they found 71-year-old Arthur Thompson shot. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s stepson, 45-year-old Jason Allen Harkey, was identified as a suspect and charged with second-degree murder. Deputies say witnesses made the connection between the two, and said Harkey and Thompson had been in an altercation following a domestic dispute.

Harkey is being held at the Cabarrus County Detention Center without bond.

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