Man accused in Catawba County homicide investigation arrested in Charlotte

Man accused in Catawba County homicide investigation arrested in Charlotte
Joe Henry Furr (Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused of murder in Catawba County was arrested Friday evening in Charlotte.

Joe Henry Furr, 33, was located around 8 p.m. in the parking lot of a business on Freedom Drive, and was then taken into custody.

Furr has been charged in the murder of 56-year-old Shaun Michael Loughrey.

On Tuesday, at 1:40 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a deceased person at a residence on Hopewell Church Rd in Sherrills Ford.

When deputies arrived, they found Loughrey dead inside his residence.

Deputies said it appears that Loughery died after suffering one or more gunshot wounds.

A homicide investigation is underway.

“Our sentiments continue to be with the family of Shaun Loughery and with everyone in our Sherrills Ford community affected by this tragedy,” said Catawba County Sheriff Don Brown. “Our investigative team has worked around the clock since this incident was first reported on Tuesday to solve this case. We are pleased to have brought this incident to a quick resolution”.

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