On Thursday (April 20), Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of James Barnard Brewer.
On September 12, 2011, at approximately 11:41 p.m., the Statesville Police Department received calls in reference to shots fired in the Jonathan Lane area of the city. The victim, 30-year-old Joseph Barnard Brewer, was found in the passenger seat of his Chevrolet pick-up truck where he had been shot in the chest multiple times. Mr. Brewer was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
If you have information concerning this case, contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406, Iredell County Crimestoppers at 704-662-1340 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.