The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

NEW: Homicide Suspect In Custody


Last updated 4/25/2019 at 2:13pm

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Joseph Barker

Thursday afternoon Update: The homicide suspect, Joseph Barker, has been found and is in custody. A press briefing will be held at 3 p.m. More to follow.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office was still searching for 47-year-old Joseph Wayne Barker, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound white male, who was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Barker, a homicide suspect from Catawba County, was allegedly involved in a shooting there on Tuesday.

As of going to press, no details on the shooting had been provided.

According to the Catawba County Sherriff's Office Facebook page,...

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