Person of interest located after Cumberland County woman assaulted, airlifted to UNC

Joseph Miller (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

PARKTON, N.C. (WNCN) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has located a person of interest after a woman was airlifted to Chapel Hill after being assaulted in Parkton Wednesday afternoon.

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Around 2 p.m., Cumberland County deputies responded to a call in the 5000 block Belinda Lane.

A woman, later identified by the sheriff’s office as Shana Beckett, was transported to the hospital and later airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Sheriff Ennis Wright said Thursday that a man named Joseph Miller was considered a person of interest in the case.

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Wright tweeted Thursday afternoon that Miller had been located.

Wright also said deputies had been searching for a 2014 Silver Toyota Corolla with North Carolina registration DDH-1467 in connection with the incident. That vehicle was located Thursday.

Wright said that Corolla belongs to Beckett.

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