One arrested after domestic-related homicide in Oak Island

55-year-old Kevin Michael Allen Vaughan was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder.
Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 2:40 PM EDT
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OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) - Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, the Oak Island Police Department responded to a 911 call for a welfare check on Minnesota Drive in Oak Island.

When officers arrived, 50-year-old Tina Sedberry Carlton was found with a stab wound and pronounced dead on the scene.

55-year-old Kevin Michael Allen Vaughan was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder. He is in the Brunswick County Detention Center and was given no bond.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted with the initial investigation early Saturday morning. The Oak Island Police Department will complete the investigation.

This incident is being treated as a domestic-related homicide.