Arrest Made In Shooting Death Of Fremont Man

STANTONSBURG – A suspect has been charged with voluntary manslaughter following the shooting death of a Fremont mam. John Kevin Dew, 53, of Apple Creek Road, Stantonsburg was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Wayne County deputies. He was given a $35,000 bond.

On Monday, October 11th at 12:23am, deputies responded to Eva’s Drive in Stantonsburg for a disturbance. Before they could arrive on the scene, the call was upgraded to a shooting. Officers arrived to find 27 year-old Austin Harris of Turner Swamp Road, Fremont dead on the front lawn from an apparent gunshot wound.

Deputies allege Dew and Harris were engaged in an argument that turned physical at which point Dew removed a handgun and fatally shot the victim.


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