Man charged in roommate’s murder in McDowell Co.


NEBO, NC (WSPA) – A man was shot to death and his roommate is charged with his murder, according to McDowell Co. Sheriff’s Office.

The body of Matthew Glenn Pressley, 36, of Walnut Grove Rd. in Nebo died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

He was shot at his home Friday evening.

Walter Sidney “Walt” Mitchell, 47, is charged with murder.

Investigators say Mitchell was Pressley’s roommate.

Mitchell was on the run for almost a day before he was captured Saturday evening, according to deputies.

Deputies are still investigating and Mitchell is in the McDowell Co. jail under no bond.

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