Man charged with murder after worker vanishes at North Carolina hog farm


by: CBS 17 Digital Desk

via WBTW News13 (SC) - Apr 6, 2021


CLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Sampson County authorities made a murder arrest Monday in the case of a missing man last seen in early February at a hog farm.


David “Van” Alphin, 35, was wearing coveralls and rubber work boots when he was last seen Feb. 2 at the hog farm on Elwood Road, the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office said.


Monday, deputies said Alphin, a farm laborer, was still missing, but “enough substantial evidence” had been found to charge a man in his death.


James Eric House, 35, of Clinton was charged with murder and is being held in the Sampson County Detention Center without bond.


Alphin’s family offered a $5,000 reward last month in hopes he would be found...


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