Woman arrested in shooting death

Nancy Benge Austin charged with murder of Dylan Joseph Short
Dec. 27, 2013 @ 04:16 PM

A Lenoir woman was arrested Thursday night and charged with murder after the body of a 20-year-old man was found outside a home at 1122 Tara Place.

Nancy Benge Austin, 57, was jailed on a murder charge after the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office investigated a shooting call around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Austin was charged after a lengthy investigation by the sheriff's office and the N.C. Bureau of Investigation.

The motive and connection between Austin and Short was not released. Austin is being held in the Caldwell County jail on no bond. A probable cause hearing was set for Jan. 16.