Man shot wife, then turned gun on himself, sheriff says

Published 9:01 am Friday, May 31, 2024

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

A Mocksville man shot his wife, and then turned the gun on himself, according to the Davie County Sheriff’s Office. The bodies of Cynthia Gobble and Greg Gobble were found late Friday morning in a wooded area off of Sheffield Road, just inside the Iredell County Line.

Both were dead when authorities arrived, reported Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman.

The Sheriff’s Office had issued an Ashanti Alert – for a missing adult in danger – for the couple the day before. The truck they were believed to be in was also at the scene off Sheffield Road.

Hartman said investigators were told by family members on Wednesday evening that Cynthia Gobble couldn’t be located.

They also learned there was an ongoing separation and divorce case between the couple, and that Cynthia was residing on Country Lane. They found evidence there that she didn’t leave the scene on her own, Hartman said.

“Officers and family members also checked other locations that either of the Gobbles might be at and made electronic attempts to locate them,” Hartman said. “Officers were also unable to locate Mr. Gobble’s truck, and were able to determine that he had been driving that truck earlier in the day.”

After 11 a.m. on Friday, Davie was contacted by the Iredell Sheriff’s Office had received a report of two bodies being found in a wooded area near the county line. The agencies quickly determined the bodies were those of Cynthia Gobble and Greg Gobble.

The weapon believed to have been used in the shootings was found at the scene, Hartman said.

“Evidence indicates that Greg Gobble shot Cynthia Gobble and then shot himself.”

Davie investigators processed the scene at the Country Lane residence, while Iredell investigators led the effort where the bodies were found.

“There are no additional persons being sought in this case and there is no continuing danger to the public,” Hartman said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Gobbles May 29-30 is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 336-751-6238 or