UPDATE: McCarn was arrested in Concord on Saturday.
Can you help deputies find a man wanted for the murder of a young child?
One person has been charged and the search is on for one more in the death of an eight-week-old child in Rowan County.
According to the Rowan Sheriff’s Office, on July 30th, 2016, deputies began investigating the death of two month old Kingston Aistrop, at 120 Van Street, Rockwell.
Kingston 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 NC SBI.
Investigators determined that the baby had suffered recent trauma to his body. Sheriff’s Investigators processed the scene, and questioned the mother of the child, Amber Lane Scarborough, 17, and her boyfriend Houston Ray McCarn, 19.
Shortly after the incident, both Scarborough and McCarn became estranged from each other, and both moved separately to Cabarrus County, according to investigators.
The child’s body was sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office, on July 30, 2016 for an autopsy and the investigation continued.
Sheriff’s Investigators worked closely with the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, as more and more information became available about the child’s death.
Over the next several months, additional witnesses were located.
RCSO Investigators sent items of evidence to the State Crime Laboratory for further analysis, and Investigators awaited the results of the NC Medical Examiner’s examination.
After the results of medical Examiner’s report were released in July of 2017, Rowan County Sheriff’s investigators made contact with Amber Scarborough and Houston McCarn again for a final interview.
As a result of this investigation, on Friday, Rowan County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Amber Scarborough and Houston McCarn for the First Degree Murder of Kingston Aistrop, and Felony Child Abuse Causing Serious Body Injury.
On Friday night, investigators were able to locate and arrest Amber Scarborough at a residence on Lower Stone Church Road, in Rockwell.
Efforts to locate and arrest Houston McCarn have so far been unsuccessful as of Friday night. McCarn is on Probation in Cabarrus County, and last known to be living on Kenlough Drive, Kannapolis.
Anyone with information about McCarn’s location can contact Lt. C. Moose (704) 216-8687, Detective Nate Phillips (704) 216-8684 or Crime Stoppers 1-866-639-5245.