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10/20/2020 3:06:00 PM
Morganton Police Arrest Lincoln County Shooting Suspect
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office


Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Morganton Police arrested a Burke County man wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in Lincoln County on October 16, 2020.

Terry Lee Peeler, 51, of Wards Gap Road, Connelly Springs, NC was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury. He is accused of shooting his nephew, Jimmy Drew Peeler, with a shotgun during an altercation at Halfway Supply on NC Highway 18. The victim was transported to the hospital in Shelby where he underwent treatment for his injuries. He was released from the hospital over the weekend.

Terry Lee Peeler fled the scene of the incident chased by a vehicle driven by Jimmy Frank Peeler Sr. The two vehicles wrecked on Highway 10 in Cleveland County with both drivers running from the scene. Terry Peeler got away and Jimmy Frank Peeler Sr. was treated for an injured leg.

Morganton Police received information that Terry Peeler was in a room at CHS-Morganton. They arrested Peeler without incident early Sunday morning. In addition to the Lincoln County charges, Peeler was also served outstanding warrants for felony larceny and misdemeanor larceny. He was taken before a magistrate and placed in the Burke County Detention Center under a $105,500 secured bond.



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