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Man, woman charged in Raleigh homicide

Posted December 13, 2008
Updated December 14, 2008

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— Raleigh police announced Sunday that a man and woman have been arrested in the homicide of an 18-year-old man whose body was found Friday morning.

The body of Anthony Markice Bowling, 18, of Raleigh, was discovered in an overgrown, wooded area off the 4800 block of Thornton Commons Drive. He had been shot to death, investigators said.

Jordan Glenn Peterson, 18, was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

On Saturday, Erica Denise Perry, 29, was arrested on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact.

Police have not said what led to them to arrests of Peterson and Perry. Sughrue said the investigation is ongoing.

The suspects were being held in the Wake County Jail Sunday morning. Peterson's first court appearance was set for Monday afternoon.

Anyone with knowledge that might assist the investigation is asked to call detectives at 919-996-3555.

Peterson was placed on probation in September for attempted larceny from a person, according to state Department of Correction records. Court records show he was originally charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon for the Jan. 2 incident in Wake County. He was also ordered to stay away from Domino's Pizza restaurants, as well as three co-defendants and the victim.

In the past year, Peterson was also the subject of a domestic-violence protective order and drug possession and trespassing charges, but all of those were voluntarily dismissed, according to court records.

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  • oftenbad Dec 15, 2008

    It goes to show that everyone is quick to point the finger at the DOC. Anyone want to start reviewing the practices of the Wake County District Atty's office? How many cases get pled down to minor misdemeanors from violent felonies? How many cases get "Voluntary Dismissed"? To me it's a numbers game that Wake County DA's are afraid to lose cases. Pathethic!!!