On September 12, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Rockingham County 9-1-1 Center received a call requesting a welfare check on an individual at 151 Pleasantville Church Road, Madison, N.C. The caller went on to tell dispatchers that he had received information that a family member had been injured at that location.

Deputies were dispatched to 151 Pleasantville Church Road, Madison, N.C. and upon their arrival, discovered Teresa Wright, 57 (resident) had been seriously assaulted with an edged weapon requiring emergency medical assistance. Ms. Wright was transported to a local area hospital and later died at the hospital as a result of her injuries.

Shortly after the assault, The Rockingham County 9-1-1 Center received a phone call from Casey Tyrone Scales, the victim's nephew, advising that he wanted to turn himself in to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office for the assault that occurred at 151 Pleasantville Church Road Madison, N.C.

The 911 Center dispatcher instructed Scales to come to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, exit his vehicle and keep his hand in plain view so the Deputies there could see that he had no weapons. Scales complied with the dispatcher's instructions and Deputies with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office were able to take him into custody without incident.

Casey Tyrone Scales, 42, of 151 Pleasantville Church Road, Madison, N.C. was charged with the following:

* First Degree Murder

* Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury

* Felony Assault by Strangulation

Scales was placed in the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office under NO BOND. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 22nd.