Man accused of killing woman in Sanford home arrested

SANFORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the killing of 80-year-old Norma Smith Brown, who was found dead in her Sanford home on Sunday night.

Deputies arrested 37-year-old Kenneth Earl Allen, of Sanford, at a vacant home around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

He was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle and possessing stolen goods.

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Allen is being held under no bond.

Deputies said a family member noticed Brown's car had been stolen and found Brown's body in her home on Polly Lane.
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