Manteo man charged with homicide in shooting death

Published 9:55 am Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has reported that on Monday, December 16 at approximately 7:05 p.m., DCSO and the Manteo Police Department responded to a person who had been shot in the 600 block of Vista Lake Drive on Manteo.

When deputies arrived, they located a person who had sustained a bullet wound to the stomach area. The victim, Chuck Ellis Williams, 45, of Manteo, was transported by Dare County EMS to The Outer Banks Hospital where he later died, according to DCSO. The case is ongoing and the DCSO Criminal Investigation Division is handling the incident.

The suspect, Timothy Lee Sauls of the 600 block of Vista Lake Drive, was still on the scene and was charged with first degree homicide and is being held without bond.

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Those with any information that could assist in this investigation are asked to call the Dare County Sheriff’s Office at 252-475-5980 or Dare Central at 252-473-3444.



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