Man sought in deadly stabbing in Orange County, deputies say

Farrell in a photo from the Orange County Sheriff's Office

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities said Saturday night they are looking for a man in a stabbing death that was discovered earlier in the day in Orange County, officials said.


Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said around 11:30 a.m. that deputies were at the scene of a “possible homicide.”

The incident was reported around 8:05 a.m at 5705 Green Pine Road in Cedar Grove, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The call was reported as “cardiac arrest,” officials said.

When deputies arrived, they found Anthony Latta, 50, who was dead “from apparent stab wounds,” the news release said.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation into the exact events that led to the death of Mr. Latta,” Blackwood said in the news release.

Around 9 p.m., deputies said that they are looking for Mori Farrell Jr. of Sawmill Road in Cedar Grove.


Authorities said that an arrest warrant for first-degree murder was issued for Farrell in Latta’s death.

“Interviews and evidence obtained from the investigation indicate that Mori Farrell Jr. participated in the murder,” a news release Saturday night said.

Cedar Grove is a community located northwest of Hillsborough.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Investigator Keith Goodwin at (919) 245-2918.

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