On November 28, 2022, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Detectives Contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and asked if the Sheriff’s Office could assist them in a death investigation involving a 6 year-old who was from Jackson County but who had died in Lenoir County on November 26, 2022. Detective’s with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews at the request of Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.
Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the hospital following a report of an unresponsive 6-year-old. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital. An investigation revealed that the family of the child who resides in Jackson County was visiting Lenoir County, during Thanksgiving. The child tested positive for controlled substances.
On December 1, 2022, Lenoir County Detectives were able to obtain warrants for Mr. Strickland for Murder, and three counts of Felony child abuse. Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Glenn Hershel Strickland on warrants obtained by Lenoir County Detectives. Mr. Strickland was placed in the Jackson County Detention Center under no bond. On December 2, 2022, Mr. Strickland was transferred to Lenoir County Detention Center.
Deputies involved in the arrest of Mr. Strickland: