Two Shot, One Dead; Authorities Seek Answers
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 23, 2013
By Mike Barnhardt
Mocksville police investigators aren’t sure what happened, but they know this: one brother is dead and another is recovering from a gunshot wound.
And the brother who died had apparently been dead for days at the home of his brother, who was recovering from a gunshot wound himself.
A sister called police after visiting the Rolling Hills Lane home Wednesday morning, May 1.
The first officer found Samuel Pearcy on the sofa, moaning, with a small wound to his upper arm that had “scabbed over.” Another similar wound was later found on his back.
He told officers that his brother was downstairs. “He’s dead.” They found Michael Andrew Pearcy, 43, dead with a gunshot wound to the head.
“I found him Saturday … tried to put him in a cool place … so I moved him downstairs,” Samuel Pearcy said.
Samuel Pearcy said the two had been drinking the previous week, and that his brother was twirling a gun around, said Mocksville …