On Friday, December 2, 2016, deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4662 Estes Lane in Granite Falls in regards to a welfare check.
Upon the arrival of the officers to the scene Joseph Scott Bolick Sr., age 48, was located in the residence deceased as the result of multiple gunshot wounds.
Investigators with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office followed up on the case and were able to develop a juvenile suspect in the case. The juvenile was subsequently taken into custody and charged in relation to this incident.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this case by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina Office of Juvenile Justice, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.