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Carlton Michael Clarke
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Son Sought In Connection To Death Of Father

A man is wanted in connection to the murder of his father. According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Carlton Michael Clarke is being sought by authorities. On Saturday (January 14), a caller advised the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office that they wished to have a welfare check performed at an address on Emmanuel Road, south of Troutman.

The caller said that they were supposed to meet a person who lives at the address, but the person did not show up. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies went to the home. They received no answer when they knocked on the door. The deputies then looked into a window and saw a body lying on the floor. They made entry to the home and found Michel Renard Clarke deceased. According to a news release, it was apparent to the deputies Mr. Clarke been killed.

The deputies secured the scene and immediately canvassed the neighborhood seeking information from the neighbors. Homicide Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators arrived at the residence to continue the investigation. Information was quickly gathered from interviews and video surveillance sources indicating Carlton Michael Clarke was a person of interest.

As the investigators continued to work the case and additional information was obtained, they were able to obtain a felony murder arrest warrant for Carlton Michael Clarke. Clarke has been entered as a Wanted Person by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information on where Carlton Michael Clarke can be located, call 911 or 704-878-3100. Do not approach Clarke; he should be considered as dangerous. The suspect is 6’3” and weighs 172 pounds. This case continues to be investigated by Homicide Investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.