Arguments preceded shooting death of star athlete in Hermitage
Two arguments came before former standout Hickory athlete Charles Carr was shot to death at his Hermitage home early Tuesday.
According to a criminal complaint, 27-year-old Zechariah Sewell, described as an "associate" of Carr, got into an argument at the Shadyside Drive home earlier in the night, only to return later.
Carr's father told police that Sewell was recorded by the home's security camera.
Witnesses tell police that during an argument outside the home, Sewell pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Carr several times before driving away.
Police provided first aid until an ambulance could take Carr to Sharon Regional Hospital where the Hermitage man was pronounced dead.
Coroner John Libonati has ruled that Carr died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Police found Sewell's car shortly afterwards. However, Sewell remained at-large until Thursday when he appeared with his attorney to surrender to police.
Sewell was arraigned on one count of Criminal Homicide and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on April 6.
"Pending further investigation--that charge will be amended anywhere from first degree murder to the third degree.", Det. Songer said, adding that Sewell had no prior criminal record.
As of Friday, Sewell remained in the Mercer County Jail held on $1 million bond, and will appear in court for a pretrial hearing on April 11 or 13.
Victim, 24-year-old Charles Carr was known by many in the Hermitage community as a star athlete during his time at Hickory High School, with the school board director describing him as a "football legend."
One of his former assistant coaches at Hickory High School says he was a legendary player and person, and says he's still in disbelief.
"He was just destined for greatness.", said Dontell Morgan, adding that Carr was the best player he's ever coached.