Police: 1 found dead in home in Lenoir

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Michael Whisnant

LENOIR, N.C. — Police said they discovered a dead man when conducting a welfare check on Wild Cherry Lane in Lenoir on Friday.

WSOC reported that officers arrested and charged Michael Whisnant with first-degree murder.

Whisnant was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond.

The identity of the victim was not released. Police said they are currently investigating the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lenoir Police Department at (828) 757-2100 or Lenoir/Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at (828) 758-8300.

Source: WSOC.