NEWTON, N.C. – Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies are requesting assistance in locating Joseph Barker for questioning in a shooting that occurred on April 23, 2019 in the 4700 block of Plateau Road in Vale, N.C. Joseph Barker was last known to be in the 4700 block of Plateau Road and was driving a black in color 1999 Toyota Camry NC Tag # CHX-2208.
On April 24, 2019 Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said that a Toyota Camry registered to Joseph Barker wrecked along Old Rosman Highway on Wednesday morning, and he fled the scene. It's unclear whether the suspect ran away or left in another vehicle.
Transylvania County authorities say they are now looking for the driver of a red, Chevy S-10 pickup truck that was seen traveling from the Old Rosman Highway area of Transylvania County toward Brevard at around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Anyone with information about Joseph Barker’s location or with other relevant information, is encouraged to contact the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-5241.
Barker should be considered armed and dangerous, do not approach him.
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