“Qualon Konter Sutton Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Robert Forney”

By | July 18, 2023



A man accused of shooting his father multiple times has been apprehended by authorities in Polk County, North Carolina. Qualon Konter Sutton, 21, was taken into custody at his mother’s residence near the Polk-Rutherford County line on July 17th. The case will be handed over to the 42nd Prosecutorial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

The incident occurred on the morning of July 17th when officers received a report of shots fired at 3653 Fox Mountain Rd. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim, Robert “Bo” Forney, deceased with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses revealed that Sutton, Forney’s son, had been involved in an altercation with the victim earlier that day.

After conducting a thorough investigation, detectives presented gathered evidence to a magistrate who subsequently issued a first-degree murder warrant for Sutton’s arrest.

Polk County Sheriff Tim Wright expressed his deepest condolences to the Forney family and commended the hard work and dedication of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in resolving the case.

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The arrest of Qualon Konter Sutton brings a sense of justice and relief to the Forney family, as well as the community of Polk County. The swift response and diligent efforts of law enforcement in apprehending the suspect demonstrate their commitment to ensuring public safety and holding individuals accountable for their actions.


As the case moves forward, the 42nd Prosecutorial District Attorney’s Office will be responsible for prosecuting Sutton. The legal proceedings will provide an opportunity for the presentation of evidence, the examination of witnesses, and the pursuit of justice for Robert “Bo” Forney. The outcome of the trial will ultimately determine the consequences Sutton will face for his alleged actions.

In the meantime, the community will come together to support the Forney family during this difficult time. The loss of a loved one is always painful, and the tragedy of this incident has undoubtedly impacted the lives of those involved. The hope is that through the legal process, closure and healing can be achieved for all parties involved..