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from left: Jason Henry Fidler (arrested) & Karla Breanna Freeland (wanted)
courtesy of Alexander Co. Sheriff's Office

One Arrested & One At-Large Following Homicide in Hiddenite

46-year-old Jason Henry Fidler of Hiddenite has been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on a felony murder charge. Also wanted for felony murder is 18-year-old Karla Breanna Freeland of Iredell County.

They were charged in connection with an incident at about 1:30 a.m. on March 25. At that time, Alexander County 9-1-1 took a call regarding a shooting at an address on Old Mountain Village Drive in Hiddenite. Upon arrival, Officers found one victim with a single gunshot wound to his chest.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, the Taylorsville Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Alexander County E.M.S., and the Hiddenite Fire Department all responded to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The deceased is 33-year-old Pang Vueyee of Newton. He had been staying at the residence on Old Mountain Village Drive.

Officers executed a search warrant at the residence and arrested Jason Henry Fidler. At last report, Karla Freeland remained at large. She was last seen on foot at the border of Alexander and Iredell counties. Freeland’s hair color is currently red or pink. She was wearing a white, zip-up hoodie. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to Freeland’s arrest.

Fidler was jailed in the Alexander County Detention Center where is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for April 1.