Man wanted for murder of grandfather in Randolph Co. arrested in Cornelius after hours-long search

Man wanted for murder of grandfather in Randolph Co. arrested in Cornelius after hours-long search
Brian Cody King (Source: Mooresville Police Department)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused of killing his grandfather and injuring his grandmother in Randolph County was arrested in Cornelius after an hours-long search.

Brian Cody King was taken into custody just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

King was wanted in the death of 74-year-old Harold Stephen King, who was identified by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office as King’s grandfather.

The Mooresville police confirmed the arrest.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a stabbing call Saturday on Emmanuel Church Road in Asheboro.

Officers found a man dead inside the home. A woman was dropped off at a location in Thomasville where she called the police.

A murder warrant was issued for King’s arrest.

Later on, Mooresville police reported that a stolen car used in the incident was recovered in the Edgemoor Park area of Mooresville.

Law enforcement officers, personnel from Mooresville Fire-Rescue, law enforcement K-9s, and drones have been searching the area where the vehicle was located.

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