Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in Kings Mountain arrested, police say

Timothy Parson has been arrested in connection with the murder of Ashley Scoggins.
Police have arrested Timothy Parson for allegedly killing Ashley Scoggins earlier this week.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:11 PM EST
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Kings Mountain earlier this week has been arrested, police have confirmed.

The fatal incident happened on Tuesday, around 7:43 p.m. at the Silver Express convenience store located in the 500 block of East King Street.

Upon arrival, police found a woman, identified as 34-year-old Ashley Scoggins, who had been stabbed, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

She was taken to Kings Mountain Hospital, where she died a short time after arriving.

Ashley Scoggins, 34, was the victim and leaves behind her two children, aged three and 11.

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Investigators determined Scoggins’ ex-boyfriend, 37-year-old Timothy Prescott Parson, as a suspect in the case.

Homicide warrants were secured for Parson’s arrest, and a search for him began.

On Wednesday, police located and seized what they believed to be a vehicle abandoned by Parson.

The family of Ashley Scoggins expressed relief after her accused killer was arrested on Thursday.

A day later, Kings Mountain police conducted a traffic stop in the area of 400 Dixon School Road and I-85 after locating a vehicle of interest.

Parson and a female were found inside the car. He was arrested without further incident and transported to the Kings Mountain Police Department.

The woman, identified as 42-year-old Tracy Marie Hartis, was also arrested for the obstruction of justice.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call the Kings Mountain Police Department at 704-734-0444 or the Cleveland County Crime Stoppers at 704-481-TIPS.

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