A 19-year-old has confessed to a fatal shooting in in Burke County, according to the Burke County Sheriffs Office.
A man identified as Jacob Andrew Lucas of Belmont was found in a residence off Hilferty Road in Burke County on Wednesday, September 14th . Burke County deputies reportedly found Lucas suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Caleb Joseph Van Arsdale, 19 of Hickory turned himself in to Hickory PD later Wednesday. He reportedly lived at the residence where the body of Lucas was found.
Van Arsdale was interviewed, and deputies said he confessed to the shooting as well as leaving the scene in the victim’s car.
Van Arsdale is charged with murder and is being held in the Burke-Catawba Jail without bond.
He is expected to make his first appearance in court on Friday, September 16.