Three suspects arrested by Stanly sheriff’s office in 2018 Osborne homicide

Published 5:56 pm Saturday, September 11, 2021

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A homicide case from 2018 has resulted this weekend in the arrest of three individuals.

Five bullet holes are shown in the front door of the home of Johnnie Osborne, 75. Osborne was shot three times in the early morning hours of Oct. 21 while inside his house on Old Cottonville Road.

Johnnie Osborne

The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects in the murder of Johnnie Junior Osborne, 75, or Norwood. Osborne was shot at his residence the morning of Oct. 21, 2018 and was hospitalized until passing away Dec. 20, 2018.

Arrested were Timothy Demond Wright, 34, of Albemarle, Johnny Wayne Wright, 36, also of Albemarle, and Justin Ryan Farmer, 34, of Thomasville. Each have been charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of discharging a weapon into an occupied property causing serious bodily injury.

The suspects are in the Stanly County Ralph McSwain Detention Center under no bond. Their first scheduled court appearances will be Sept. 20.

Johnny Wayne Wright

Justin Ryan Farmer

Timothy Demond Wright