Houston Ray McCarn, the man wanted in connection with the the 2016 death of an 8-week-old infant in Rowan County, was taken into custody Saturday.

Deputies began investigating the death of infant, Kingston Aistrop, at a home on Van Street in Rockwell in June 2016. At that time, sheriff’s investigators processed the scene and questioned the mother of the child, Amber Lane Scarborough, 17, and her boyfriend McCarn, 19.


Aistrop was reported to not be breathing when the mother called 911. Detectives with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division arrived on the scene, and were joined in the investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation. Investigators determined that the baby had suffered recent trauma to his body.

On Friday, deputies were able to locate and arrest Scarborough at a home on Lower Stone Church Road in Rockwell. McCarn was arrested at the Howard Johnson motel in Concord Saturday, deputies said. He is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse causing serious body injury.

McCarn was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center and was not given a bond, the sheriff’s office said.

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