• Man linked to Cleveland County death no longer faces charges


    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. - A man linked to a Cleveland County man's death is no longer facing murder charges.

    Prosecutors now said evidence points to self-defense.

    Earlier this month, officers found Kevin Lee Cole dead at Matthew Moore's home on Mooresboro Road, but they believe Cole pulled a gun on Moore and shot at him.

    Investigators now said there was a struggle over the gun and then Moore fatally shot Cole.

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