Elkin man arrested, charged in connection to murder of Kernersville woman

North Carolina News

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A man was arrested on Monday and charged in connection to the murder of a 25-year-old Kernersville woman, according to a Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The WCSO responded to a shooting in Elkin early Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found Stephanie Hatton, 25, of Kernersville, dead from a gunshot wound.

Donald Ray Lassiter, 36, of Elkin, was arrested by Wilkes County deputies in the Ronda Community around 11 a.m. for Hatton’s murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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