Jul 03 2017
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, at approximately 8:38 PM, Alexander County 911 received a call reference shots fired at the residence of Charles Richard Brown, located on Houck Mountain Road in the Ellendale Community of Alexander County. Officers responded to the residence and arrived on scene, where they found that Charles Brown had a gunshot wound to the neck area. Officers also located his daughter, Ami Marie Fletcher, W/F, age 33, of Taylorsville deceased on the scene. Fletcher was located sitting in her vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The investigation showed that Jeremy Wayne Fletcher, W/M, age 35 of Lenoir, was the suspect in the shooting. Arrest warrants were issued on Jeremy Fletcher for one count of Murder and one count of Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury. Also charged was Jeremy Fletcher’s father, Timothy Dean Fletcher, W/M, age 58 of Lenoir. Timothy Fletcher was charged with Felony Accessory After the Fact, that being Murder, and Felony Accessory After the Fact, that being Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury. Timothy Fletcher was taken into custody at his residence on Draco Road in Caldwell County at approximately 2:00 AM on July 2, 2017 by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He was taken into custody without incident. Fletcher was transported to the Alexander County Detention Center, where he was issued a $350,000 secured bond, and was given a first appearance date of July 3, 2017 in Alexander County District Court.
Jeremy Fletcher was located at approximately 10:30 AM on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in a barn that was located on his property on Duck Creek Road in Caldwell County. It appears that Jeremy Fletcher committed suicide by hanging. Caldwell County authorities are investigating the suicide. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman would like to thank Sheriff Alan Jones and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and State Highway Patrol helicopter for their assistance in searching for Jeremy Fletcher.
Jeremy Fletcher and Ami Fletcher were husband and wife, but were separated at the time of the murder. Jeremy Fletcher was charged on March 1, 2017 with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. This charge stemmed from another incident involving Jeremy Fletcher and Ami Fletcher, where Ami Fletcher received a gunshot wound to her leg. That case was still pending in court at the time of the second incident.
Authority Sheriff Chris Bowman
July 3, 2017