Aaron Samory Ingram of 113 Bryson Drive, was being held at the Raleigh prison because of concerns for his safety, according to Richmond County Sheriff Dale Furr. Ingram had suffered what Furr called self-inflicted wounds when deputies arrived.
Mary Helen Ingram, 56, was found dead Friday afternoon in the Bryson Drive home when deputies arrived after an out-of-town family member called them because they were concerned about her. Lawmen had to force their way into the home where they found Aaron Ingram and his mother’s body, Furr said.
The home is located in a sparsely populated area off N.C. Hwy. 38 south of Hamlet.
“She died a pretty terrible death,” Furr said. “We don’t know exactly how long she’s been dead.”
Earlier that day, Mary Ingram was at the home mowing the grass, Furr said. Aaron Ingram was living in the house which was owned by Mary Ingram but she was moving back in.
“The investigation is still going on, we haven’t talked to him too much.”
There was no prior history of disputes between the two, Furr said. In addition to the stab wounds to her neck, Ingram had been beaten.
“We have no motive yet. We don’t know what brought it on. Hopefully we can find out soon though.”
There was no evidence drug or alcohol use was involved, Furr said. He added that the murder weapon was a knife.
One reason Ingram is being held in Central Prison is because the Richmond County Jail does not have medical facilities.
Mary Ingram’s body was taken to N.C. Medical Examiner’s office in Chapel Hill for autopsy.
Aaron Ingram is currently being held without bond.