Mon Aug 8, 2022

After owners surrender property, sheriff tears down home that was site of three murders

Sheriff Jody Greene uses an excavator to tear down a home at 545 Dessie Rd. south of Chadbourn Friday. The previous owners of the property surrendered it this week after what officials said was a lengthy history of drug dealing and violence, including three murders in two years. Staff photo by Justin Smith

A home just south of Chadbourn that has been a haven for drug activity and three murders in a two-year period was torn down Friday morning, just an hour after officials announced in a press conference that the county now owns the property.

Sheriff Jody Greene was behind the wheel

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