Murder suspect from West Virginia arrested in Pender County

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted for first degree murder in West Virginia was arrested in Pender County on Friday.

Kenneth Stout was wanted in connection with the death of Barbara Baker, a woman who was found dead in her vehicle on April 1, according to ABC affiliate WCHS.

On Saturday, May 6th, off-duty Lieutenant Bryant with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office was shopping for groceries at the Food Lion located in Pender County. While shopping, the Sheriff’s Office says Bryant noticed a man in the store that looked familiar. After observing the man briefly, Lt. Bryant realized he recognized the man as Kenneth Alan Stout from a US Marshall “Wanted” poster for murder.

Lt. Bryant called 911 and two Pender County Deputies arrived. The Pender County Deputies attempted to detain Stout and he took off running.

According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, when Pender County deputies went to meet with Stout, he tried to run but was captured. Stout is in the Pender County Jail awaiting extradition.


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