Onslow County man charged with killing mother


JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Police say a man who killed his mother is in custody.

Jacksonville Police say Shahid Kornegay, 38, was arrested on charges of killing his mother.

Police responded to call around 1:31 P.M. on Saturday to a welfare check at 206 Marion Court. The resident, Clara Bell, 61, was found dead inside her home.

An investigation revealed the victim was struck with a blunt object and her vehicle was missing from the home. The victim and her vehicle were last seen on Thursday by a neighbor. An alert was put out for the missing vehicle.

Police say the Carteret County Sheriff's Office stopped the vehicle on Friday. Kornegay was operating the vehicle and was arrested by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

He was charged with an open count of murder and is being held in the Carteret County Jail on no bond.

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