Arrest made in homicide investigation in Nash County


NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) An arrest has been made in a homicide investigation in Nash County.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical call on North Old Carriage Road involving a man who was found unresponsive by a family member.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the man died from a gunshot wound caused by unknown suspect(s), deputies said.

The victim was last seen around at his residence..

On Tuesday, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office charged Herman Leon Best with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the shooting death of William Jerome Lee that occurred on North Old Carriage Road on August 12.

With the assistance of Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Best was developed as a suspect in the case.

Best is a cousin to the Lee family.

Best was charged and sent to the Nash County Detention Center under no bond.

His first appearance court date is scheduled for August 20.

Although an arrest has been made, detectives from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to follow up leads in the case.

If you have any information contact the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459-4121.

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