Elderly man charged with murder after driveway dispute

Elderly man charged with murder after driveway dispute

Credit: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

Ralph Barker

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 11:28 AM

LENOIR, N.C. -- An elderly man is accused of shooting and killing another man during a dispute over the use of a driveway in Caldwell County on Thursday.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office charged Ralph Barker, 71, with the murder of Danny Marlin Bowman during a dispute over the use of a driveway.

The sheriff’s office received a call in reference to the shooting off of Kistler Lane in southern Caldwell County around 5:30 p.m.

When deputies arrived on the scene, Bowman was found in his vehicle dead with a gunshot wound.  Barker was also located on the scene and was taken into custody, according to deputies.

Barker is being held in the Caldwell County Detention Center awaiting his first court appearance on Monday.

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