Two charged with murder after man found shot to death inside burning Shelby home


SHELBY, NC (FOX 46) — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two men and charged them with murder after the body of a man was found shot to death inside a burning Shelby home. 

On Monday, Nov. 14 Cleveland County Communications received a 911 call regarding a fire along Christopher Road in Shelby. 

Upon arrival, crews found the home on fire and began trying to extinguish the flames. During their efforts, firefighters found a dead man inside the home. One man was found dead inside the home from a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office captain. The captain believes the house was set on fire to cover up for the murder. 

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the Fire Marshal’s Office, and the State Bureau of Investigation were called to investigate the situation. 

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On Tuesday, Nov. 15 the Sheriff’s Office charged two men with the murder of Danny Ray Goins. 

Kyle Ray Goins, 37, and Timmons (Tim) Ray Martin, 33, both of Kings Mountain, were taken into custody. Both are currently being held at the Cleveland County Detention Center without bond.

Family tells FOX 46 Charlotte the man responsible is Goins’ own son. 

“He’s probably one of the best brother’s you could have asked for,” said Rodney Goins, the brother of Danny. 

Family and friends believe Danny’s son was stealing money for drugs when he was killed. 

“Investigators have been working this case none stop and I am proud of the work they have done. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Goins family. I know this family is struggling right now with the outcome of this investigation,” said Sheriff Norman in a written statement, released on Tuesday. 

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