A Stantonsburg man was arrested Tuesday and charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Fremont man the previous day.
John Kevin Daw, 53, of Appletree Creek Road, Stantonsburg, is charged in the death of Austin Harris, 27, of Turner Swamp Road, Fremont.
Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded at approximately 12:23 a.m. Monday to a call in reference to a disturbance at 113 Eva’s Drive, Stantonsburg. While deputies were en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting, deputies said.
Upon arrival, deputies found the victim dead on the lawn from an apparent gunshot wound.
Detectives determined that the defendant and victim had been arguing in the yard. The argument turned physical, at which point Daw shot Harris with a handgun, deputies said.
Daw was arrested at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Wayne County magistrate’s office. He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center. Bond was set at $35,000.