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Domestic Disturbance Results in Cary’s First Homicide of 2019

Post Date:09/19/2019 9:03 PM
  • Michael Sauls, 59, of 2201 Piney Plains Road has been arrested in the shooting death of Patsy Wood Sauls.
  • Sauls is charged with murder, a Class A felony punishable by death or life imprisonment without parole.
  • With an arrest made, the focus turns to Sauls’ prosecution, which for Cary is led by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office.

 

CARY, NC – The Cary Police Department has arrested Michael Curtis Sauls, 59, of 2201 Piney Plains Road in Cary following a shooting at his home that resulted in the death of Patsy Wood Sauls. He faces one count of felony murder, punishable by death or life imprisonment without parole. He has been transported to the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh for processing. This is the Town’s first homicide of 2019.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on September 19, police responded to a report of a shooting at 2201 Piney Plains Road. Upon arrival, officers found Patsy Sauls critically injured. She was rushed to WakeMed Hospital in Cary where she died from her injuries. Michael Sauls was still at the scene and was taken into custody without incident.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information about this murder is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept CONFIDENTIAL at the caller's request.

*Media note—With an arrest made, the focus turns to Sauls’ prosecution, which for Cary is led by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office. As such, this is the last case update the Town of Cary plans to make on this outside of court.

 

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Primary Contacts

Capt. John Szymeczek, Criminal Investigations, (919) 469-4017
Deanna Hawkes, Public Safety Communications, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Cary Crime Stoppers
https://www.townofcary.org/services-publications/police/services-bureau/criminal-investigations/crime-stoppers

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