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The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that occurred in Union Grove Monday morning.

Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said deputies are looking for Pierson Worth Colbert, 23, in connection with the homicide.

He is a white man, 5-foot-10-inches tall. He was last seen driving an older model Nissan Sentra; however, deputies just received a call that a Nissan was found at a residence on Zion Liberty Road and a pickup truck was stolen from the home. The pickup is a 1996 GMC Sonoma.

Campbell said deputies received a call early this morning indicating a person needed help. Deputies arrived and found one person dead, he said.There are a number of deputies in the Union Grove area looking for Colbert.

Campbell said Union Grove Elementary School is not on lockdown but security protocols are in place and deputies are at the school this morning.

He urged anyone who spots Colbert to call 911 and not to approach him. Anyone with information on a location for Colbert, call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or call 911 or email the information to icsoinfo@co.iredell.nc.us.

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