Cleveland County Murder Suspect Arrested

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Shelby Police say James Sanford was arrested Thursday and is being held at the Cleveland County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

Original Story (April 2, 2019):

SHELBY, NC — Shelby Police say warrants have been issued on a man wanted for killing Tyrand Hopper on March 30th.

James Lewis Sanford, 36, is wanted for Murder. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Shelby Police Department at 704-484-6845 or 911.

Police say Hopper was found at a West Circle Drive home suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body on Saturday. He was taken to Atrium Health Cleveland for treatment, but later died from his injuries.

The cause of the shooting has not been released.

This is an ongoing investigation.