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Claremont Woman Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting In October
Sheala Diane Layell
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Claremont Woman Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting In October

34-year-old Sheala Diane Layell of Shook Road in Claremont was indicted Monday (November 2) for accessory after the fact to murder in connection to a fatal shooting in Conover last month. 54-year-old Tony Marshall Shook, who is still in custody under no bond, was also indicted on Monday for murder.

28-year-old Samuel Antonio Hernandez Loza was fatally shot the morning of October 19. The victim’s body was found in a home on White Tail Circle in Conover, he appeared to have died after suffering at least one gunshot wound.

The motive for the homicide appears to be drug related. No additional arrests are expected in this case at this time. Layell was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (November 4).