Local News

Suspect accused of murdering his aunt in Johnston County arrested outside Raleigh vape shop

Posted February 26, 2021 2:48 p.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2021 6:59 p.m. EST

— Authorities say a 29-year-old Winston-Salem man killed his aunt at her home in Johnston County.

On Friday morning Johnston County deputies were dispatched to Woodard's Dairy Road in Middlesex, where they discovered Shana Lynn Williams, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The suspect, Dylan Joseph Odett, fled the scene and was on the loose for hours before being apprehended.

He was eventually spotted and arrested in Raleigh. WRAL cameras caught the arrest outside the King Tobacco-Vape-Hookah shop on Hillsborough Street.

Dylan Odett was charged with the murder of his aunt.

Raleigh Police took Odett into custody in Raleigh on the Johnston County warrants and charged him with murder.

William's employer said she was "always fun-loving and friendly."

No additional details are being released as the investigation is still ongoing.

Our commenting policy has changed. If you would like to comment, please share on social media using the icons below and comment there.