The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance following a stabbing incident overnight in Eastern Alexander County. Authorities are searching for 26 year old Shawn Donnell Whren of Statesville. According to County Chief Deputy Todd Jones, Whren should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Following is a release concerning the incident:
On Sunday, June 4, 2017 at approximately 10:16 PM, Alexander County 911 was notified of a possible stabbing at a residence located on Highway 90 East in Stony Point. Officers arrived on the scene and found Steven Anderson, W/M, age 66 of Stony Point with multiple stab wounds on his body. Investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the residence. Investigation revealed that Mr. Anderson’s residence had been broken into. The suspect went into the residence, confronted Mr. Anderson, and demanded money. The suspect then stabbed Mr. Anderson. The suspect left the residence with an undisclosed amount of money and an unknown mode of travel. Investigators believe that the victim and suspect were acquaintances.
The suspect has been identified as Shawn Donnell Whren Jr., B/M, age 26, of Statesville. There are outstanding warrants on the subject for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault With Intent to Kill/Inflict Serious Injury, and First Degree Burglary. The suspect is known to frequent Iredell County.
Anyone who knows anything about the suspect’s whereabouts, please contact Alexander County Crimestoppers at (828) 632-8555. The suspect may still be armed.
Authority Sheriff Chris Bowman
June 5, 2017