Dunn man charged in stepfather's shooting death

Police arrested 21-year-old Ricky Faircloth Jr. for killing his stepfather

April 3, 2011 10:38:43 PM PDT
Authorities say a Dunn man shot and killed his stepfather after he tried to keep his stepson from choking his girlfriend. Police say Ricky Faircloth Jr., 21, was attacking his girlfriend early Sunday morning when 44-year-old Ernest Tart stepped between them.

Investigators say Faircloth then went into another room and got a shotgun, and Tart was shot as he tried to take the weapon away from his stepson.

Faircloth was arrested at the home and deputies say he is charged with murder, assault on a female and assault by strangulation.

Faircloth is being held without bail and it wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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