Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Investigators are searching for a person of interest in connection to the death of a Burke County man. The deceased is 29-year-old Donald Scott Young of Connelly Springs. 34-year-old James Allen Jones is wanted for questioning.
Just before midnight Sunday (June 28), Burke County Deputies responded to a residence on South Fork Avenue in Hickory in reference to an individual who was found deceased in a vehicle. The decedent was identified as Mr. Young. He died as a result of an apparent gunshot.
Burke County Deputies conducted on-scene interviews and determined that the death was the result of a confrontation that occurred on Ardmore Lane in Caldwell County's Sawmills community a short time before the initial call. Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers responded to Ardmore Lane and launched an investigation.
They learned that Mr. Young suffered the gunshot wound while in the vehicle and was driven to an associate's home at the South Fork Avenue residence. Investigators believe Mr. Young died in the vehicle while in transit.
Investigators are searching for James Allen Jones. The Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office is consulting with the District Attorney’s Office regarding possible criminal charges.