Arrest Made In Elderly Man's Murder

An arrest has been made in the murder of an elderly man this past summer in New Bern.

Stephen Gathercole, who lived in the same apartment complex, has been charged for the death of Edwin Yarbrough on September 21st.

The 83-year-old yarbrugh was found in his Westwood Arms apartment by a maintenance worker. An autopsy showed the man died by blunt force trauma.

Gathercole was charged with an open count of murder and placed in jail without bond. He has a first appearance Wednesday morning.


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