Man charged with murder after shooting death of man in McDowell Co.

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MCDOWELL CO., NC (WSPA) – Deputies have arrested a man they say is responsible for the shooting death of another man in McDowell County, Friday night.

According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Walnut Grove Drive in the Nebo area for a medical call.

When deputies arrived, they found 36-year-old Matthew Glenn Pressley dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators have arrested Pressley’s roommate, 47-year-old Walter “Walt” Sidney Mitchell, who they say is responsible for the death.

The Sheriff’s Office says Mitchell was also wanted on a parole violation.

Mitchell was taken into custody by McDowell County deputies and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents just after 7:00pm.

Investigators say Mitchell was found at a home on Muddy Creek Road.

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