Authorities in Iredell County say they have caught a fourth suspect in a weekend slaying, ending a manhunt that prompted a lockdown at seven county schools.
Iredell County Sheriff's Lt. Darren Campbell said Monday the schools were placed on a partial lockdown as a precaution, in case there was any gunfire in the vicinity of the schools as deputies searched for the suspect.
Iredell-Statesville Schools spokeswoman Dawn Creason said exterior doors were locked at two high, two middle and three elementary schools, but that classes continued inside. The campuses were also closed and the schools added extra security.
Creason said she wasn't sure if the lockdown had been immediately lifted following the suspect's capture.
Campbell said two suspects in the weekend slaying were arrested Sunday. A third was arrested earlier Monday. He refused to release any other details about the slaying.