Woman arrested after man found beaten to death in Wilkes County, deputies say
WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A woman is in custody after a man was found dead with blunt force trauma, according to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, Tabatha Renee Triplett, 39, reported that she had just beaten a man with a ball bat and he appeared to be dead at a home on Conley Shomaker Road in the Ferguson community of Wilkes County.
Deputies and medical personnel arrived a short time later and found the body.
The victim was later identified as 47-year-old John Paul Robinson.
Deputies said he appeared to have suffered a fatal blunt force trauma.
Triplett was charged with murder.
Deputies say the situation involved a domestic incident.
Triplett is in Wilkes County Jail under no bond.
The sheriff’s office and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating.