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Kinston man charged with strangling girlfriend

Posted September 1, 2011

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— A Kinston man was arrested Wednesday and charged in the strangulation death of his girlfriend, police said Thursday.

Officers found Elande Felicia Brock dead at 913 McCaskill Drive on Monday, police said. Her boyfriend, Dallas Ray Fordham, told investigators that he and Brock had had an argument, but he wasn't arrested.

After an autopsy determined that Brock had been strangled, police arrested Fordham on a murder charge. He was being held without bond Thursday in the Lenoir County Jail.

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  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    JUST KNOW HE WILL GET LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT SEEING PAROLE. THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU A PEACE OF MIND.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    despearate women,she was the sweetest, caring person

    Since you know this young deceased lady so well, explain to us all why your friend continue to live with this abusive and controlling man? You cannot even begin to explain, can you. Sorry for you loss. It will take time. Keep her memories for they are precious. God bless you and may He comfort you each day.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    you didnt know Elande Brock she has family and friends that really care about her and reading some of your comments is very disturbing.
    tammiewilliams76

    I sure did not know Elande B. But tell my why did you not talk to her and get her to leave this man IF you knew she was in an abusive and controlling relationship. Keeping ones mouth closed is not helping. Why are you speaking now if you did not talk to her about the relationship? She was a desperate woman who chose to stay and live with this man regardless how abusive and controlling he was. Eventually he took her life. May you and many women learn from this. I don't and have never live in abusive sitation. I know how to pack up and leave. Learn learn learn from my comments instead of picking and find faults. Have a great day.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    MONITORS, THANKS FOR ALLOWING MY COMMENTS. May just one lady sees my comments and make a wise decision and leave her live in boyfriend who is controlling and abusive. Its so sad when these ladies cannot see the real life and true love. Be blessed and have a great day.

  • tammiewilliams76 Sep 1, 2011

    Wildcat, please leave it alone because when it comes to this article you dont know what you are talking about,Trying to reach other women is a great idea continue to do that, but you didnt know Elande Brock she has family and friends that really care about her and reading some of your comments is very disturbing.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    WRAL, PLEASE BRING US THE NEXT STORY ON ABUSIVE AND CONTROLING WOMEN. COUNT THE DAYS IN BETWEEN WHEN YOU DO ON THE NEXT ONE. THANKS. MAYBE PEOPLE WILL ONE DAY GET THE REAL PICTURE.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    IF A WOMAN CHOOSES TO LIVE AND STAY WITH A MAN WHO CONTROL AND ABUSES HER THAT IS HER CHOICE. HER FRIENDS SHOULD STOP POINTING THE FINGER OF BLAME AND EXCEPT THE FACTS FOR WHAT IT IS.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    If this was a case of her being abused then should have left, but when a man twice you size puts his huge hands around your neck how much can you do. RIP tammiewilliams76

    I GOT YOUR POINT. READ MY UP COMING COMMENT WITH A QUESTION. LEARN FROM THEM INSTEAD OF FINDING FAULTS. MAY YOUR FRIEND BE AT PEACE. SHE CHOSE TO STAY WITH THIS ABUSER SO THAT MAKES HER A DESPERATE WOMAN WHETHER YOU ACCEPT THAT ARE NOT. REMEMBER THE FIRST TO THE LAST WHILE YOU FRIEND WAS WITH THIS MAN. HOW WAS THE RELATIONSHIP ALL THAT TIME? NO GOOD IF HE RESORTED TO TAKING HER LIFE.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    Wildcat, she can't have the sense to leave him alone, he killed her. Sure wish people would read the whole article before making such ridiculous remarks.
    chattycat

    CHATTY...YOU ARE MISSING A GREAT POINT... REREAD MY COMMENTS..ITS FOR THE LIVING LIKE YOU.

  • wildcat Sep 1, 2011

    This is not the first time this man put his hand on this lady. She knew it and yet continue to choose to live and stay with him. Seems like she was blind sided as to the kind of man he was. She also was confused what true love was. May other young ladies learn from this. Save you own life and move out now if you are in abusive and controlling relationship. You know who you are. There is help out there. Seek it and stop making excuses for this many and yourself. Ask yourself this question: WHEN WILL BE THE NEXT TIME HE HITS ME AND TAKES MY LIFE? GOT IT NOW? ENOUGH SAID!

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