‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted for murder of Wake Forest woman, deputies say

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — A man is wanted for the first-degree murder of a Wake Forest woman, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announced.

On Thursday, Heather Guild, 30, of Wake Forest was reported missing by her mother, deputies said.

Based on information gathered throughout the day on Thursday, deputies found Guild deceased in a home on Gilcrest Farm Road in Wake Forest.

An investigation determined that Bradley Morris Hines was a person of interest in the case. Deputies said Hines is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with Guild’s death.

Heather Guild

Guild worked for Hines at an auto body shop that Hines owns, according to Franklin County Sheriff Kent Winstead.

Guild’s body was found in a home Hines rented out that is located behind the auto shop, Winstead said. Guild was last seen June 18, according to Winstead.

Deputies said Ryan Christopher Curtis was arrested in connection with the investigation. He was charged with resist delay and obstruct.

Curtis is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.

Deputies said Hines is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Turn yourself in — the sheriff’s office — everybody involved would like for this matter to end peacefully. So therefore, we would ask that you turn yourself in to the nearest law enforcement agency,” Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright said about Hines.

If you have any information on Hines’ whereabouts, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 496-7867.

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