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Posted on: April 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Harmony man charged with Murder.


Date/Time of Offense: Friday, April 9, 2021.

 Offense(s): Murder.

 Location of Incident: 221 Rock Springs Road, Harmony.

 Suspect(s): Noah Franklin Potts, 41 Years Old

                    707 Powell Bridge Road

                    Harmony, North Carolina 28634

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8:19 pm the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a shooting which had occurred at 221 Rock Springs Road near Harmony.

 When deputies arrived on scene, they located a male who had been shot several times laying in the side yard of the residence. The deputies administered emergency medical care, and started performing CPR on the victim. The scene was secured, Iredell County EMS arrived and continued administering care until it was determined the victim was deceased. 

 Witnesses to the shooting advised the deputies, Noah Franklin Potts was the shooter, and he had fled the scene on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

 Additional responding deputies quickly located Potts at his home, a short distance away, at 707 Powell Bridge Road. Powell was detained and a pistol was located in an ATV. This secondary crime scene was also secured.

 Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Team Detectives responded to the initial scene along with Crime Scene Investigators. The victim was identified as James Henry Potts, 43 Years Old of 219 Hayes Farm Road, Statesville. 

 Detectives obtained, and executed search warrants where they collected numerous items of evidence from the initial crime scene as well as the scene at 707 Powell Bridge Road. Statements were also taken from eye witnesses to the shooting.

 As a result of this investigation, Noah Franklin Potts was charged with one count of Felony First Degree Murder. Magistrate Hollar issued Potts a No Bond on this charge. The case is still under investigation.

 Noah Franklin Potts, 41 Years Old

707 Powell Bridge Road

Harmony, North Carolina 28634


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