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Man tells 911 operator he's going to shoot brother, cooperate with deputies

Posted February 18

The Wilkes County Communications Center received a 911 call just after 4 a.m. from Bryan Keith Hendren, 59, stating that his brother was one his way to his home.

— A Wilkes County man was arrested Saturday after killing his brother in a dispute over land.

The Wilkes County Communications Center received a 911 call just after 4 a.m. from Bryan Keith Hendren, 59, stating that his brother was on his way to his home.

Authorities said Hendren stated he was going to kill his brother and that he would be waiting for deputies and would cooperate when they arrived.

Deputies arrived at Hendren’s home at 1285 Mt. Siani Road about 10 minutes after the 911 call was made and found Barney M. Hendren, 63, lying dead in the driveway with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Authorities said Bryan Hendren was waiting on the porch when deputies arrived.

Deputies said the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute between the brothers over land they had inherited.

Bryan Hendren was charged with one count of murder. He was being held at the Wilkes County Jail under $250,000 bond.

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  • Anna Temple Feb 19, 2:00 p.m.
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    I wonder who gets the land now. This is so sad. Hopefully the remaining heirs use the better negotiation skills. Work out a deal and be done with it.