Moore County sheriff's deputies charged a 62-year-old man with murder Wednesday night after a 55-year-old man was found shot to death at the elder man's Murdocksville Road home.
Gregory Thomas Short was charged with first-degree murder and gun possession by a felon, Sheriff Neil Godfrey said in a statement issued Thursday.
Deputies found Jeffrey Dowd dead after being sent on a call about shots having been fired at Short’s home at 199 Murdocksville Road, near Carthage.
Authorities were alerted about 6:15 p.m., Godfrey said.
Short was held without bail.
Records showed that Short has a felony conviction for selling marijuana in 1990 in Moore County.