Stokes County Sherriff’s Department was dispatched to Tilley Road in Walnut Cove to a reported shooting Monday afternoon around 5:45 p.m. When deputies arrived on the scene they located a while male in the driveway in what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Stokes County paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. Through a thorough investigation, 51 year-old John Wesley Flinchum Jr. was arrested for murder and possession of a firearm by felon. He is being held in the Stokes County Jail with no bond.
The victim was later identified as Kevin Nelson.