Authorities: Johnston County man shot father to death

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Evan Thomas Lee is due in Johnston County court Monday (Johnston County Sheriffs Office)

Authorities in Johnston County are investigating a homicide after a man reportedly shot and killed his father over the weekend.

It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday night on Highway 70 ALT between Princeton and Pine Level.

Deputies said 37-year-old Evan Thomas Lee fatally shot his father, 68-year-old James Russell Lee.

Evan Lee was charged with murder. Deputies said the shooting appeared to stem from a family argument.

According to court records, Lee was sentenced to probation for communicating threats in 2014.

Lee is currently being held in the Johnston County jail without bond. He is expected to appear in court Monday morning.

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