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Manteo man charged with murder in fatal shooting

Posted July 26, 2013

— A 48-year-old Manteo man was charged with murder early Friday in connection with a fatal shooting on Roanoke Island, the Dare County Sheriff's Office said. 

Officers responding to a call on Fernando Street early Friday discovered Edgar Govan and 26-year-old Steven Craig Stewart, who had been shot. 

Stewart was taken to The Outer Banks Hospital, where he later died.  

Govan, of 708 Fernando St., was being held in the Dare County jail Friday morning under a $300,000 bond.

No other details about the shooting have been released.

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  • Obamacare rules Jul 26, 4:43 p.m.

    At 48, I think Edgar here might be too old to run, thus the relatively low bond.

  • my2cents-justsaying Jul 26, 3:20 p.m.

    Ahh see he attempted to escape, so they increased his bond because he's an escape risk. Also, they guy with the 100k bond may have prior convictions and be from out of the area.

  • whatelseisnew Jul 26, 2:44 p.m.

    300,000 bond with one person dead and another person shot? Really? A young man charged with a misdemeanor simply tussled with a police officer and attempted to escape and he gets a 100,000 dollar bond. HUH?