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Henderson police search for murder suspect

Posted March 13, 2012

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— Henderson police are searching for a suspect in the slaying of a man shot on Monday, a year after he was charged in the beating of a motorist.

LaMichael Grant, 22, of 317 Pearl St., is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Avon Fouch, 29, of 277 Faulkner St.

Officers said they found Fouch unresponsive in the 100 block of West Rockspring Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday. He died of a gunshot wound at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Police said Grant should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Henderson police at 252-438-4141, 911 in Vance County or Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Police didn't release more details about Fouch's death but said it was unrelated to his arrest in the March 19, 2011, assault of Eric Loznicka.

The incident began when Loznicka accidentally hit a man who ran out into Raleigh Road, according to the Vance County Sheriff's Office. Eight people, including Fouch, were accused of grabbing Loznicka from his car and beating him.

Fouch was charged with misdemeanor assault but had not been convicted of it, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • Southern Girl Mar 13, 2012

    Henderson news is always tragic as of late. What is going on up there? Seems like every week there is a murder or something. People must be scared to death in that town. Lock your doors and turn on your alarms.

  • fishon Mar 13, 2012

    Henderson police are searching for a suspect in the slaying of a man shot on Monday, a year after he was charged in the beating of a motorist.

    The first sentence makes it seem the suspect was charged in the beating of a motorist. The story says the person that died was charged. C'mon Man! Can't WRAL do better than this?

  • shediva Mar 13, 2012

    Wow...look at all the hate-filled comments on this post. Death, no matter who it is, is death. This is someone's brother, cousin, friend. "Good that the other fellow is gone" (sfsoldier.) "One less parasite in the world" (jmf1073.) "Two less votes for Obama" (edwh14.) I could go on.

    You could say all the stuff you want to say about this man and how he lived, and it probably is true. But a celebration and mockery of his death, no matter who he was, is inhumane.

  • SmokeWagon Mar 13, 2012

    ..."Can we Please once and for all, remove this type of Human from the gene pool! But it is just like this one to have 6 kids running around, with 6 different women,, pants down below his crack, hat turned around sideways, with a spoiler and some rims on his car, with bass rattling the license plate. (everyone get the picture)!! thought you might,, does not take a lot !!..."

    ..."That was very stereotypical..."

    Got proof the suggestion is wrong...??? Much closer to the truth than is politically correct, certainly...but wrong...?? Bet not...!!

  • avnvideo Mar 13, 2012

    I know friends and relatives will say criminals can change,but most usually do not.

  • cpdtg Mar 13, 2012

    HE GOT WHAT WAS COMING 2 HIM live by the gun die by the gun

  • Southern Girl Mar 13, 2012

    Continue to let these people back on the streets with a slap on the wrist and this is what will happen. He should still be in jail for beating the motorist last year. Hope they locate him very soon - dangerous situation.

  • jaecee452 Mar 13, 2012

    Everyone is so gun-ho on believing what is written in the papers without having all the details, but then as soon as something differently is reported, you complain about how incompetent N&O reporters are...Before making a judgment call how about getting all the facts first....I doubt if any of us was there when the shooting happen so you don't really know the circumstances or who shot who...

  • jaecee452 Mar 13, 2012

    Can we Please once and for all, remove this type of Human from the gene pool! But it is just like this one to have 6 kids running around, with 6 different women,, pants down below his crack, hat turned around sideways, with a spoiler and some rims on his car, with bass rattling the license plate. (everyone get the picture)!! thought you might,, does not take a lot !!

    That was very stereotypical....How do you know he even had a car, kids, or whatever...It is so typical of "you" people to make an assumption that you know nothing about....

  • DivaD Mar 13, 2012

    Hang this creature!

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