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Pilot woman charged in shooting death

A Pilot Mountain-area woman has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of her husband.

Carrie Leigh Whitaker, 47, of 245 Nichols Road, Pilot Mountain, was arrested by officials from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office and charged with murder in the death of Ronald Alan Clark, 61, of the same address, according to a statement released by Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt.

According to the statement, released early Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office received a call at 4:47 p.m. Monday of a shooting incident at that address. Upon arrival at Clark’s residence, they found him dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Whitaker, his wife and the person who called in the shooting, was on the scene and was later charged with murder in his death. She is being held without bond.

No other information was released.

“This investigation is still ongoing,” the sheriff said in his initial written statement.



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