Man suspected in Iredell County killing captured along I-77

Man wanted in Iredell Co. murder case arrested

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused in a Monday morning killing in northern Iredell County was captured later that afternoon along I-77..

Deputies had accused 23-year-old Pierson Worth Colbert of being involved in an Iredell County homicide before he fled from authorities.

While pursuing Colbert on Monday, authorities had warned the public to avoid him if spotted as they believed he could present a threat to others.

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Posted by Iredell County Sheriff on Monday, November 18, 2019

According to deputies, Colbert was taken into custody stemming from a traffic stop conducted in Yadkin County. Colbert was in the stolen truck reported earlier Monday and was positively identified.

Colbert was arrested for murder and felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

A Iredell County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that Colbert’s criminal history consists of misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor larceny, felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor second degree trespassing, and several driving related charges.

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