Woman Accused Of Shooting Husband In Union County Turns Herself Into Authorities

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Authorities say a woman accused of shooting her husband in Union County has turned herself in.

Lavonda Earley is now in custody.

Original Story (1/26/22):

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who has been accused of shooting her husband and fleeing the scene Tuesday evening.

Deputies responded to a Chandler Forest Court residence in Indian Trail around 6 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor. The caller reported that his neighbor came to their home and stated he had been shot numerous times and needed medical assistance.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find the victim had been shot multiple times in various parts of his body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where emergency lifesaving medical efforts could be administered and he is currently in stable condition.

Through an investigation, detectives learned that the victim was shot by his wife, identified as Lavonda Earley, during a disturbance at the residence. After the shooting, the suspect fled the home and refused to talk to investigators.

According to detectives, probable cause based on evidence and findings during the investigation were established leading to arrest warrants being issued for Earley. The warrants are for the criminal offenses of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, deputies said.

The UCSO requests anyone with information pertaining to this case or the current location of Lavonda Earley call 911, the UCSO at (704)283-3789, or Union County Crime Stoppers at (704)283-5600.