Man arrested for murder

Published 7:24 am Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Lexington man was arrested last week for the murder of a Mocksville man last October.

Carlos Lowery, 31, was charged with first-degree murder and common law robbery.

Mocksville police officers found Terry Flint Smoot, 57, of Pine Street, on the railroad tracks near the old depot. He was alert, had a cut lip and had dirt and gravel on his clothes. EMTs on the scene insisted he be transported for fear of internal injuries, said Mocksville Police Major P.A. Reagan.

Smoot died the next day from internal injuries.

Smoot told officers he had been beaten up before he died, and gave information led to Lowery’s arrest.