HIGH POINT, N.C. (WBTW) – A man from Lake City, South Carolina was charged in North Carolina with murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.
Around 12:05 a.m. on Thursday, officers with the High Point Police Department responded to the Deep River Point Apartments after receiving a dispatch call from “a male stating that his pregnant girlfriend had been shot and is dead,” according to a press release from the HPPD. The caller also stated that two people ran from the apartment when he came home, but couldn’t provide a description for either person.
Officers attempted to use a K-9 with the assistance of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to locate suspects and evidence but were not successful, the release said. As a result of a preliminary investigation, “detectives have determined that this homicide is domestic related.”
William J. Hayes, III, 20, is charged with first-degree murder of a 20-year-old pregnant woman, police also said. Hayes is the original 911 caller and the live-in boyfriend of the victim.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time, but the HPPD says she was about 9 months pregnant.
High Point police confirmed to WBTW that Hayes has a previous address as Lake City.