THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville Police arrested a man they believe killed a 58-year-old

According to a press release, someone noticed an open door to the home on Afton Street around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, and police did a welfare check. 

Inside, police found Bennie Vines dead. They say it was apparent that Vines was killed. Police interviewed neighbors and searched the home.

They identified 35-year-old Sylvester Dejesus Thompson as the suspect. He was taken into custody without incident on November 7. He's charged with murder and is being held without bond. His next court date is December 4th. 

In the meantime, the investigation will continue. 

Police are asking you call them at 336-475-4260 or Crime Stoppers at 336-476-8477 if you have any information on the case. Crime Stoppers is offering rewards of up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests and other resolutions of serious crimes. 

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