24-year-old Andrew Clifton Johnson of Maces Park Drive in Marion has been arrested by McDowell County Sheriff’s Captain Shanon Smith on a charge of murder.
Johnson was taken into custody at about 7 a.m. yesterday morning (August 17) at a location on Coxes Creek Church Road in Marion. Johnson was charged following an investigation into the murder of Lionel Ferguson. The killing occurred at a residence on Blunt Way in Nebo late Saturday afternoon (August 16).
Agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the investigation, which is ongoing. Anyone with information should call Captain Smith at 828-652-2237 or call Crime Stoppers at 828-65-CRIME.
Johnson is being held without bond. No court date is currently listed.