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Dad arrested in death of son's alleged killer

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By MITCH WEISS and JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press

BREVARD, NC (AP) -- Authorities say a man wanted for gunning down his son's alleged killer in a discount store in the North Carolina mountains has turned himself in to sheriff's deputies.

Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney said 45-year-old Charles O'Shields walked into the sheriff's office in Brevard early Tuesday morning after nearly a week on the run.

Mahoney says O'Shields killed 27-year-old Toby Maxwell Mathis inside a Dollar General in Rosman. The sheriff says the shooting was revenge after Mathis was charged in December with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the elder man's son.

Authorities say 20-year-old Joey O'Shields died after he fell from the back of a pickup truck driven by Mathis. Investigators say the two were arguing about a woman.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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