Alert Deputies capture NC murder suspect

On September 9, 2004, Cleveland County, NC Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a murder that had just occurred in their jurisdiction. After responding, Cleveland County notified the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office of the description of the suspect and vehicle the suspect was driving. 

Approximately 15 minutes later, Reserve Deputy Brandon Letterman observed a vehicle matching the description given by Cleveland County sitting in the parking lot of the Old Post General Store on Chesnee Hwy in Gaffney. The vehicle left the premises and Reserve Deputy Letterman followed the vehicle North on Hwy. 11 until backup arrived to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Joy Dale Lane. 

The vehicle was stopped and the subject was arrested without incident. 

Arrested was:

Brad Alden Lookadoo
245 Gary Beam Rd.
Kings Mountain, NC
31 years old

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and transported the subject back to North Carolina for criminal proceedings.