Snow arrested in Florida; now in custody in Macon County

Snow arrested in Florida; now in custody in Macon County


Brittney Burns – Staff Writer

Macon County Sheriff’s deputies spent Wednesday transporting Paul Snow from Florida back to Macon County. Snow is the suspect in the  double homicide of his mother and sister. Snow was arrested in Florida a little more than two weeks after a residence on Creekside Drive was burned to the ground with two bodies inside.

“Wanted fugitive and registered sex offender Paul Snow who was being sought by Macon County Sheriff’s Office was located on the evening of Nov. 21, in Florida and is now in custody,” said Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland in a press release. “Snow currently has felony charges of failing to change address as a sex offender as required by N.C. law but additional charges are possible.  Paul Eugene Snow is also suspect in the murder of his mother and sister and for the arson of their home.”

According to Sheriff Holland, Snow was transported back to North Carolina on Wednesday and additional charges may be forthcoming pending the continued investigation into the Creekside residence fire.

On Nov. 6, at approximately 12:19 a.m. a house fire was reported at 219 Creekside Drive of Macon County. Upon arrival, responding fire personnel found the home fully engulfed with three occupants (two females and one male) missing along with a maroon 2002 Dodge truck belonging to home owner Sunshine Snow. The vehicle was located unoccupied on Sloan Road hours after authorities first responded to the house fire.

During a search of the burned out home, detectives with the Macon County Sheriffs Office and State Bureau of Investigation located two bodies which were sent to Wake Forest for autopsy. At the conclusion of the autopsy, gunshot wounds to both victims was determined to be the cause of death.