NC man charged with murder of his girlfriend

Blaine Allen Jarrett Jr. (Photo Credit: Currituck County Sheriff's Office)

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Currituck County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 57-year-old man accused of killing his 45-year-old girlfriend at their home in Gibbs Woods.

Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Blaine Allen Jarrett Jr., of the 200 in Newbern Drive, told deputies someone had shot his girlfriend, according to authorities.

Police said they found Stephanie Leigh Lilley with a gunshot wound in her right arm, and she was transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The State Bureau of Investigation assisted with the crime scene, and officers said they arrested Jarrett in connection with the murder. he is held at Currituck County Detention Center on a $2 million bond.


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