Man arrested and charged with murder

Michael Vincent Osborne

LENOIR, NC (July 2, 2018)…Sheriff Alan C. Jones announces that an arrest has been made related to the Homicide that occurred in Caldwell County on 06/25/2018.  Michael Vincent Osborne, age 37, was arrested this past Friday and charged with the Murder of Edgar Rigobert Mendoza Picazo.  The murder occurred on 06/25/2018 at 3863 Grace Terrace Drive in Granite Falls.  Witnesses at the scene indicated that a white 1990’s model Lexus was observed leaving the scene.

Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office were able to develop Osborne as a suspect and with further investigation were able to obtain a warrant for arrest for Murder. Osborne was taken into custody on Friday evening at approximately 9 pm in the Hildebran area of Burke County.  During the investigation Investigators were able to recover what is believed to be the vehicle that fled from the scene of the incident.  The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Hudson Police Department assisted with the investigation and apprehension of Osborne.

Michael Vincent Osborne, age 37 has been Charged with:


Osborne was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center Under no bond.  His First Appearance is Scheduled for 07/02/2018 in Caldwell County District Court.

 “This case is a perfect example of cooperation between agencies with the focus placed on capturing a dangerous murder suspect in order to ensure the safety of the public” Sheriff Alan C. Jones