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Arrest made in Thanksgiving Day shooting

Posted Monday, November 29, 2004

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Chatham County Investigators have made an arrest in the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of a Siler City man that took place at 3561 Mount Vernon Hickory Mountain Road just outside of Siler City. The victim was identified as James Wade Taylor, age 63, of 12084 US 64 East, Lot 2, Siler City.

Investigators determined that Taylor had died from a single gunshot wound to the neck area. The incident, which happened outside of a mobile home, was the result of a disagreement between two people. Initially, witnesses told investigators that the shooting was accidental, but when detectives interviewed them separately, their stories were not consistent. It was later determined that Patricia Ann Jefferson took possession of a shotgun that was located at the residence and fired it after an argument. Charges for Second Degree Murder have been filed against Jefferson, Age 34, of 3561 Mount Vernon Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City. Jefferson was placed in custody following the two-day investigation and placed in the Chatham County Jail under $50,000.00 secured bond.

Jefferson’s first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2004 in Chatham County District Court.

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