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Warrants issued for Roxboro shooting suspect

Posted November 11, 2008

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— Authorities canvassed a 50-mile radius Tuesday in hopes of finding a man wanted in a fatal shooting in downtown Roxboro Monday.

Roxboro and Oxford police, deputies from Person and Caswell counties and state Highway Patrol troopers were searching for Matthew Euliss Long, 20. Roxboro police also issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies statewide to be on the lookout for him.

Warrants were issued late Monday charging Long with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Frederick Lamont Satterfield was killed and Greg Pulliam was wounded Monday in a shooting in front of Yesterday's Interiors, 124 S. Main St., near the Person County Courthouse, police said.

Pulliam was treated at Duke University Hospital and released, police said.

Despite witness statements that suggested the shooting started as a courtroom altercation, police said they believe a long-standing feud was the motive for the shooting.

Investigators haven't been able to establish a link between the shooting at the courthouse, police said.

Police questioned and released one person in the case Monday.

Anyone who knows Long's whereabouts was asked to call Roxboro police at 336-599-8345.

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  • john283594 Nov 11, 2008

    Wow...WTVD has the scoop on this story...

  • PearlMonteverde Nov 11, 2008

    Poor Joel Brewer might have to prosecute this?.....the ole boy is nearing retirement [we hope] perhaps if they can stretch this murder "case" past 2010, it may be prosecuted to the fullest.......because we all know Brewer can't possibly run again. That, in itself, would be criminal.

  • clickclackity2 Nov 11, 2008

    Did anyone notice that the picture of the suspect that's now posted is a completely different person than they had up earlier today?

  • Ajay F.S. Nov 11, 2008

    You know that is how the story goes in Roxboro! However, another news source does give out this information, but I didn't know if I listed the news source and gave the exact information from it if it would get posted or not.

  • IHave1-2 Nov 11, 2008

    Re: They do have metal detectors and yes they were used. The guns were left in their cars outside the courthouse. webegb

    Thanks for answering my question, webegb.

  • webegb-Is in a happy place Nov 11, 2008

    "My cousin brothers girlfriend who knows the girlfriend of a friend whos uncle and aunt was in Roxboro two days before said her brother did,nt see anything"

    I think my 2nd cousin twice removed was married to him:)

  • tommys5 Nov 11, 2008

    My cousin brothers girlfriend who knows the girlfriend of a friend whos uncle and aunt was in Roxboro two days before said her brother did,nt see anything

  • anonemoose Nov 11, 2008

    Fifty mile seach huh???

    Go to Thomasville and hid out. You will be safe their.

  • truebluedevil Nov 11, 2008

    I think that if the person really was being followed around the courtroom, that something should have been done to stop it before it got to the point of a shooting in the street.

    But, I do want to say that I appreciate our law enforcement officers. I have a relative that is a Person county law enforcement officer and a Marine. He does not only help protect his city, but he has also helped protect his country.

    I just hate to see things like this happen, especially in my hometown.

  • webegb-Is in a happy place Nov 11, 2008

    They do have metal detectors and yes they were used. The guns were left in their cars outside the courthouse.

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