Police charge 3 in woman’s death

November 30, 2012

Police have arrested three people in connection with the death of a 76-year-old Shelbyville woman who was shot and killed in a hotel parking lot Sept. 30 while visiting Cherokee, N.C. George Nobles, 36, faces first-degree murder charges after police say he overpowered Preidt and her husband while taking her purse, then shot the woman as he got away. Ashlyn Carothers, 20, and Dwayne Edward Swayney, 43, were charged with helping Nobles. Preidt, who has seven children and 18 grandchildren, graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1954.