The Conover Police Department is searching for a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his wife. 48-year old Donald Ray Hodges has been charged with the murder of 48-year-old Tinikia Hodges of Conover. She was found shot to death in her home last Thursday (May 5), as previously reported on WHKY.
Donald Hodges is described as a black male, 6’6”, approximately 275 pounds. Police are searching for a black 2010 Nissan Altima with chrome wheels and North Carolina license tag number ALL-5945 which Hodges is known to drive. Police are referring to Hodges as armed and dangerous.
Shortly before 5 p.m. last Thursday, Conover Police responded to the 700 block of 2nd Street S.W. in Conover in reference to a deceased female inside a residence. Family members called Police after they went to check on the victim when she failed to show up for work Thursday. Upon arrival, Officers found Ms. Hodges body in the residence. The victim appeared to have died as the result of a gunshot wound.
Conover Police have called in the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to assist with the investigation. Anyone with information concerning Hodges’ whereabouts can call Conover police at 828-464-4698.[Story and photo of Hodges courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]