Son arrested for murder of mother in Pollocksville


POLLOCKSVILLE, Jones County - A man who had been in the hospital with his own injuries is now under arrest, charged with killing his own mother.

On Sunday, Michael Wayne Cisco, 38, was arrested for the murder of his mother Linda Gale Hall, 56, according to Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath.

Hall was found dead in her home on Thursday. Cisco was flown to Vidant Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Cisco lived in the home along the 300 block of Oliver Street with his mother, according to family members.

According to court records, Cisco has a litany of prior criminal convictions, though mostly for drug and larceny charges.

We're working to bring you more details in this developing story.



A woman found dead in her home Thursday morning is believed to have been murdered, authorities tell NewsChannel 12.

Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath says investigators are treating the death of Linda Hall as a homicide. Heath said the department has a suspect in the case but waited to officially declare the matter a homicide until the coroner's report came back.

A second victim in the case, identified as Hall's son, Michael Cisco, was flown to Vidant Medical Center with life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.



Authorities are investigating a death that was reported Thursday morning just a block away from Pollocksville Elementary School.

Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath said JCSO deputies and investigators from the State Bureau of Investigation are on scene along the 300 block of Oliver Street. Heath said the situation is being described as a death investigation after first being said to be a homicide.

Heath said one victim was pronounced dead at the scene while another was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville in critical condition.

The property management company says the person found dead was a resident of the home - a roughly 60-year-old woman. One resident, who declined to appear on camera, said he regularly checked on that woman due to her ongoing heart condition.

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