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25-year-old NC man fatally stabs grandfather, kidnaps grandmother

Deputies in North Carolina are looking for a 25-year-old man they say stabbed his grandfather to death and then made off with his grandmother.

Brian Cody King allegedly killed his grandfather in Asheboro and dropped his grandmother off about 30 miles away in Thomasville several hours later, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said.

The grandmother called 911 and reported a stabbing at the Asheboro house, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office identified the slain victim as Harold Stephen King, 74. The grandmother, who was not named, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital.

Brian Cody King is described as 5 feet 10 inches and 150 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo of a cross with the words “Ride Or Die” on his neck.

King was driving a red 2000 Chevrolet Silverado but apparently ditched the truck in Mooresville, 50 miles west of Thomasville, where it was found by Mooresville police.

“King is considered armed and dangerous,” the sheriff’s office said.

A warrant for his arrest has been issued.

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[Featured image: Brian Cody King/Randolph County Sheriff’s Office]