Local man wanted for the April murder of his father located in Georgia

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A local man wanted for the April 19 murder of his father, found beaten to death at his East Franklin Street home, has been located in Georgia. Salisbury Police say Juan Renardo Chunn, 49, faces a charge of first-degree murder.

The Salisbury Police Department said emergency responders were called to the home around 1 a.m. on an initial report that Eugene Milton Chunn, 72, had suffered cardiac arrest. Police officers and crews from the Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County EMS found Chunn already dead.

Family members had said Chunn lived alone, but one of his sons, Juan Chunn, had been staying at the home for a few weeks. In mid-July, Salisbury Police issued warrants for the arrest of Juan Chunn and a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment for first-degree murder.

Salisbury Police officials said this morning that Juan Chunn was arrested by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. He remains in the Richmond County jail without bond. Chunn is expected to be extradited back to North Carolina.