Wake County deputies investigate home after drug activity reported, officials say

Wake County News
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HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) —  Wake County deputies Saturday afternoon were involved in an operation at a home where a homicide happened earlier this week near Holly Springs, officials said.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office Tactical team was at a home in the 4600 block of Arrowhead Drive, where Michael Farrington, 36, was shot and killed Monday afternoon.

The home is the location of illegal liquor and drug sales, according to Eric Curry, Wake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Curry said that complaints by nearby residents also led to Saturday’s operation.

Deputies arrested 25-year-old James Adam Hooker early Tuesday morning for the murder of Farrington.

Investigators charged Hooker with first-degree murder and two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious mental or physical injury. 

Hooker’s arrest warrants said he had a one-year-old and a two-week-old with him when he left home in order to purchase narcotics at the Arrowhead Drive home. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said Hooker’s girlfriend was also in the car.

Investigators said Hooker got into a fight with Farrington shortly before witnesses on Arrowhead Drive heard shots fired around 5:40 p.m. Monday. Several of Farrington’s extended family members live along the road, which is between Holly Springs and Apex.

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