18-year-old Iziaha Daprince Corpening was arrested Sunday (September 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Saturday (September 25) at 7:06 p.m., Officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to an address on Burkemont Avenue in reference to a cardiac arrest. A 67-year-old man was reported to be unconscious and not breathing. When Officers arrived at the they discovered Jerry Ahmed Corpening to be unresponsive. Corpening was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Due to the fact that Corpening had injuries, a death investigation was initiated. Iziaha Corpening, who was last seen walking towards Spa Street, was developed as a person of interest. He was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday at an address on College Street. Following the arrest, Corpening was placed in jail in Morganton under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (September 27).
This case remains under investigation with the assistance from the North Carolina SBI. If anyone has information regarding this case please contact Morganton Department of Public Safety at 828-437-1211 or Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.