LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) – A Franklin County man is accused of murdering his father on Friday night in Louisburg, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.
Deputies responded to a home on William Perry Road at 7:30 p.m. in reference to a man “assaulting his father by choking him,” officials said.
Once at the scene, deputies were “unable to locate a pulse” on the victim, Darren Hobgood.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team entered the home and took the suspect, 26-year-old Xavier Vishal Billups, into custody.
Billups was taken to WakeMed for treatment of an undisclosed issue and will be charged with second-degree murder when he’s released.
No further information has been released.
Contact Detective Brian Jacobson at (919) 340-3285 if you have any other information that could assist in the investigation.
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