A Wyoming County man is in custody after allegedly murdering his mother.
Wyoming County Sheriff Randall Aliff told MetroNews deputies have charged Josh May, 30, of Saulsville, in the Monday morning death of 63-year-old Sandra May, also of Saulsville.
Her body was found inside the house the two shared. Aliff said the death happened around 9 a.m. during an argument.
“It may have started just prior to us getting the call,” Aliff said.
Another brother who lives there first contacted police.
The sheriff said deputies have been to the house before because of domestic problems.
“It’s been several, several months ago, so it’s not an ongoing thing that we were there all the time,” the sheriff said Monday afternoon.
Josh May initially locked himself in the house and refused to open the door for deputies, who subsequently kicked the door down, Aliff said. May was then taken into custody without incident.
The evidence recovered at the scene is being sent to the State Police Crime Lab. Aliff wouldn’t discuss the type of evidence, and investigators are not releasing how Sandra May was killed.
The house is on Bowers Ridge Road near Saulsville about seven miles from Pineville.
Josh May was in the Southern Regional Jail without bail.