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Man connected to suspect in Fayetteville store slaying is arrested

Posted September 6, 2013
Updated September 12, 2013

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— Anthony Solomon Porter, one of several men sought by Fayetteville police for violent crimes, was captured Friday by U.S. marshals.

Fayetteville police think Porter may have committed crimes with Kelly Eugene Elliott, who is wanted on a murder charge in the death of 27-year-old Errol Williams. Williams was kidnapped Sunday after he stopped at a Kangaroo convenience store on Bragg Boulevard to ask for directions and shot blocks away.

Porter was found and arrested in the 6000 block of Gavins Street and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center.

He is charged by Fayetteville police with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit a felonious assault. He also faces warrants from Raleigh police on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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“Through the continual efforts of detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department, Anthony Porter remains a suspect in several criminal investigations, and additional warrants may be forthcoming,” Fayetteville police said in statement.

Police think three men were involved in the killing of Williams, and those men returned to the convenience store hours later to rob two customers and steal the store's surveillance equipment. But it was too late. Police had already distributed images that led to a flood of tips that continued through the week, identifying the alleged shooter and the getaway car.

Two men are charged in connection with the crime – Kourtney Terrell Reed, 20, and Kelly Eugene Elliott, 31. Both are wanted on charges of murder, kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the crime.

Elliott, whose last known address was on Dominion Road, has served time for assault, robbery, vehicle theft and drugs.

Police did not have a fixed address for Reed, but they said both men should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police have said three men were present when Williams was attacked, but they have not identified a third suspect.

The investigation widened to include Porter and Eric Lamont Phillips, 32, two men accused of committed crimes with Elliott but not specifically linked to Williams’ death.

Phillips was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. He was in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday under a $75,000 secured bond.

Police also are seeking Joseph DeShawn Haskins, 21. There are no warrants out for Haskins' arrest. Police merely want to speak to him.

Haskins' last known address was 926 Spellman Drive in Fayetteville.

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  • Euro American Sep 6, 2013

    When are we going to get tough on

    When are going to get tough on domestic terrorism?

  • Obamacare for everyone Sep 6, 2013

    Since the teardrop tattoos near his eye are filled in, it means he's avenged the deaths of two of his 'brothers' or gang members by means of homicide.

  • personality Sep 6, 2013

    If you have been following the news over the past year you will see that a lot more offenders are getting ready to be released under the Justice Reinvestment Act, and you see prisons being closed this year because of the reported decline in the projected prison population now and in the future.

    It is good to see the future crime rate projection to decrease?

  • simser118 Sep 6, 2013

    How about if convicted of murder then they get the death penalty
    Appears these guys have been through the system a few times are still being put back on the streets.
    Eye for an eye people.

  • golorealist Sep 6, 2013

    "This has been a confusing story from the start. The police have named so many people they are looking for in connection with the robbery and shooting it's hard to tell who is wanted for what. I hope they round them all up." - Kaitlyn

    i agree. ultimately, what it sounds like is there is a gang/clan/group of pals that have been wreakig havoc, they know some of them are involved with this murder, but they ultimately want to round up the whole crew.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Sep 6, 2013

    Kaitlyn - "This has been a confusing story from the start. The police have named so many people they are looking for in connection with the robbery and shooting it's hard to tell who is wanted for what."

    I don't think so.

    The cops probably didn't get all the information at once.

    I think they story is building as they question the perps.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Sep 6, 2013

    mac240 - "Dear Judge,

    Please do your job and lock these guys up for a very, very long time! They all heve extensive criminal records and if released will continue to prey on hard working, law abiding citizens.

    - The General Public"

    That would be "Dear judges, magistrates and parole boards"

    People in all those positions are putting the rest of us in danger.

  • Kaitlyn Sep 6, 2013

    This has been a confusing story from the start. The police have named so many people they are looking for in connection with the robbery and shooting it's hard to tell who is wanted for what. I hope they round them all up.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Sep 6, 2013

    From the look of their previous arrest records, these guys shouldn't have been walking the streets as free men anyway.

    What's it take to get a life sentence that equals the rest of one's life? To kill the loved one of someone "more important" than this man was?

    Shameful!!!

  • mac240 Sep 6, 2013

    Dear Judge,

    Please do your job and lock these guys up for a very, very long time! They all heve extensive criminal records and if released will continue to prey on hard working, law abiding citizens.

    - The General Public

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