Reward being offered in 2016 Elkin homicide case


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Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson answers questions about the death of a Fremont Lane resident in May 2016. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday a $5,000 reward for information in the case.


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The office of Gov. Roy Cooper announced late Friday that it is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved murder of Charlie Winfield Spann, nine months following his death.

Spann, 73, was found deceased in his driveway on Fremont Lane, off CC Camp Road, around 11:51 a.m. May 11. The cause of death was injuries due to gunshot wounds from a shotgun, but following the incident, Sheriff Graham Atkinson had reported few leads in the case that would help solve it.

With no witnesses to the incident, Atkinson said early in the investigation that piecing together a timeline leading up to Spann’s murder was very important in the case.

Cooper’s office Friday reported that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Surry County Sheriff’s Office at 336-401-8900 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson answers questions about the death of a Fremont Lane resident in May 2016. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday a $5,000 reward for information in the case.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_0409-001.jpgSurry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson answers questions about the death of a Fremont Lane resident in May 2016. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday a $5,000 reward for information in the case. File photo |The Tribune

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