According to police a brother and sister with the suspected Gaffney serial killer Patrick Tracy Burris when he was killed by authorities Monday had met him only weeks ago and didn’t know anything about his chain of murders. The brother and sister met the suspected killer at a hotel and then were at a vacant house in Gastonia owned by one of their parents, when police were called to investigate a possible burglary. Police reports indicated that when authorities arrived, Burris pulled a gun and officers shot him. Mark and Sharon Stamey were not charged and police are not sure of their whereabouts since questioning them following the shooting.
According to police records, Mark Stamey was arrested in June of last year in Gaston County and charged with possession of stolen property and false pretense. He was released on the same day on an unsecured $50,000 bond. His sister, Sharon, was arrested on June 17, just a few weeks ago, in Gaston County, charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine and conspiracy to deliver. She was released on $5,000 bond.