Authorities Arrest Catawba County Homicide Suspect In Transylvania County

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Authorities say they arrested Joseph Barker, a Catawba County homicide suspect, in Transylvania County on Thursday, April 25th.  More details will be released soon.  Check back for updates.

Update:

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance locating Joseph Barker, who is a homicide suspect and considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities say a vehicle registered to Barker was involved in an accident on Old Rosman Highway in Transylvania County around 5 a.m., on Wednesday morning.

Schools are on a Code Yellow, which is a soft lockdown, according to officials.  Residents should expect a heavy law enforcement presence in area.

A witness reported a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck near the accident scene.  The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office requests that anyone who may have been driving or seen the red pick-up truck to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at (828) 884-3168.

Original Story:

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance locating Joseph Barker.

Barker was last known to be in the 4700 block of Plateau Road in Vale, North Carolina.

Joseph Barker

Anyone with information about Joseph Barker’s location or with other relevant information, is encouraged to contact the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-5241. Barker should be considered armed and dangerous, do not approach him.