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Body found in Morganton home basement; suspect charged with murder



BURKE COUNTY, NC Local Charlotte News – A 56-year-old Morganton man has been charged with another mans murder after a body was found in the basement of a home in the early morning hours on Wednesday, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers responded to calls regarding gunshots around 3 a.m. Wednesday to a home 1531 Royce Drive in Morganton. Brandon Jones was found laying in the basement with no pulse and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Deputies arrived and met with 56-year-old Morganton resident Rodney Sanders, who was outside the residence, and he was taken into custody. Sanders was charged with the murder of BRandon Jones.

The sheriff’s office, the DA’s office, Drexel PD, and EMS were among the agencies involved in the case.

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This remains an active investigation. Sanders is being held in jail without bond and his first court appearnace is Thursday.

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