Lee County Sheriff Brian Estes said Thursday that deputies had identified a body found last week in the Osgood area as Michael Bradley Cox, who was reported missing in December.
The remains were located in a heavily wooded area behind 1741 and 1745 Farrell Road and were in a 55-gallon barrel that also contained concrete.
Medical examiners removed the concrete and discovered “a dismembered body,” according to Estes.
Deputies have charged 42-year-old Jackie Lamar Bright with murder.
According to Estes, Bright “has a very extensive criminal history and was released from prison in May of 2022. He was currently on parole when the Lee County Sheriff’s Office placed Bright into custody for unrelated charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and controlled substance violations on Jan. 6. Bright bonded out of jail and was arrested again on Jan. 11 by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for the parole violation and additional controlled substance violations.”
Estes said Bright is currently in custody of the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.
“I would like to thank Lee County Emergency Services, Moore County Emergency Services, Deep River Fire Department, Cypress Point Search and Rescue Dive Team, the North Carolina SBI, NC Trooper Association K9 unit, NC K9 ERT, Sanford Public Works, Moore County Public Works, and the dedication of the men and women of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for their hard work. I would also like to extend my condolences and prayers to the family of Michael Bradley Cox,” Estes said in a press release.
Sad to hear that he was taken into custody and then released so many times.
Let’s hope he will stay in jail this time !
Wonder if the Vice President is going to speak at the White man’s funeral? Oh yeah, it won’t because it doesn’t fit into their agenda. Almost guarantee this black person succumbed to White Supremacy ideology. Funny how whenever a white person is killed, it’s never about race, but every single time a black person is killed, that is the very first thing out of societies mouths!
Exactly!!!! Preach it!!!!!!!!!!! So true and the double standard is so obvious. No worries, we are in the midst of an awakening for sure!! BTW, cant believe the “Rant” ran the story!!!!
Why does it seem almost automized in this comment section , to turn it in to Black vs White debate ? As of the Brigade of Gurkhas, light infantry unit of the British Army ·I happen ones again to be seen as a foreign volunteer, when infact im a British sitizen who just happens to be coloured . I also fought 14.months in Bazra Iraq side by side with your Country USA . Still i see people taking every single chance they may get , in terms regarding Racialy based viral arguments to strife hatret bot play it out to be a battle of controversy against the white race but do nothing but point their fingers at the same moment in the other way . NO GUYS FUCK OFF
Its not a racial thing dumb idiots check your states lawsuit
12% of the population commits 60% of the murders.
Exactly! That’s why West Virginia is crime free.