Given medal for heroism in 2011

Jason Mitchell Norman, right, received the Carnegie Medal from Dr. Mark C. Moore of Florida, also an award recipient, in a ceremony at the Wilkes Art Gallery in 2011. It was stated then that about two people in a million in the U.S. and Canada receive the medal, sponsored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a residence on Bagley Springs Road southeast of Ronda late on the morning of July 6, said Chief Deputy James Summers on July 7.

Summers said the sheriff’s office received a call about a shooting there about 10:40 a.m. July 6. Emergency personnel were dispatched to a residence at 442 Bagley Springs Road, Ronda.

Summers said officers arrived and inside the residence found Jason Mitchell Norman, 40, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. He said it was Norman’s residence.

“Investigators believe this is a result from an earlier domestic disturbance incident. The body has been sent for autopsy and detectives are conferring with the district attorney’s office about the case,” Summers said.

“There is a person of interest in the case and investigators have spoken with that person,” he added.

The incident occurred about a mile west of the Yadkin County line. Bagley Springs Road connects with Bethel Road on the north and with Cedar Forest Road on the south.

In August 2011, Norman was presented with the Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for his heroism for rescuing a couple from their burning home on Peden Street in North Wilkesboro in 2009.

Norman was on his way to work just before 7 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2009, when he saw smoke coming from a house on Peden Street. He kicked in the front door and found Linda Call, 61, unconscious in a hospital bed near the front window, and pulled her out of the house to safety.

He then went to a back window and helped Mrs. Call’s husband, William, 54, out of the house. Call was unable to walk due to health problems.

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