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One Of Two Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Taken Into Custody, Second Suspect Sought
L-R: Zachary Nathaniel Kersey (taken into custody) and Isaac McKinley Dixon (still at large)
Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

One Of Two Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Taken Into Custody, Second Suspect Sought

22-year-old Zachary Nathaniel Kersey of Lenoir was arrested today (January 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with accessory after the fact to murder. The Sheriff’s Office was continuing to seek 22-year-old Isaac McKinley Dixon of Lenoir in the same case, he’s wanted on a charge of murder.

Tuesday (January 11) at 6:43 p.m., Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded a report of a man not breathing in a purple and blue Subaru at the intersection of Old North Road and Collettsville Road. Upon arrival of deputies and members of Caldwell County Emergency Medical Services the man was found to be deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. He was identified as 25-year-old Jose David Martinez Aguilera of Lenoir.

Sheriff’s Office investigators with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation responded and began a crime scene investigation. Investigators determined that the incident occurred outside a residence on Quailridge Court in Lenoir.

Kersey was taken into custody by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at the Red Roof Inn on Blowing Rock Blvd in Lenoir. Kersey was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $750,000 Secured Bond. He has a first appearance in District Court Thursday (January 13).

Isaac McKinley Dixon remained at large and the Sheriff’s Office asks if you have any information about his location or if you have seen him please call them at 828-758-2324 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call the Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.