Three arrested in Alexander double homicide investigation


Pictured above: Robert Bryan Hoover, Brandy Lynn Miller, Adam Thomas Morgan – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


These charges stem from an ongoing investigation into an incident that occurred on February 9, 2019 at the residence of Chad Kennedy, located on Mount Wesley Church Road in the Stony Point Community.
On Friday, March 15, 2019, detectives with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office met with the District Attorney’s Office to discuss facts in reference to the double-homicide case. After the meeting, it was determined that the above charges would be issued. On Friday afternoon, Sheriff Bowman sent two investigators to Smyth County, Virginia to locate Robert Bryan Hoover and Brandy Lynn Miller. At approximately 4:30 PM, Hoover and Miller were located in Smyth County by the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Saltville Police Department, Chilhowie Police Department and Virginia State Police. Hoover and Miller were taken into custody without incident.

On Friday afternoon, at approximately 5:00 PM, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and Alexander County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence of Adam Thomas Morgan, located on County Line Road inside Iredell County. A search of the Morgan residence was conducted, and Morgan was not located at his residence. At approximately 2:00 AM on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, Morgan was located at a residence off of Three Forks Church Road in Taylorsville. Morgan was taken into custody without incident.

Adam Thomas Morgan had a first appearance in Alexander County District Court on Monday, March 18, 2019. Attorney Joel Harbinson was appointed to represent Morgan. Morgan is being held without bond in the Alexander County Detention Center.

Robert Bryan Hoover and Brandy Lynn Miller are currently being held in the custody of Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. Hoover and Miller are awaiting an extradition hearing and are being held without bond.

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