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Man arrested in Sharpsburg slaying

Posted July 13, 2009

— Police have charged one man and said they expect more arrests in a weekend shooting that left one man dead.

Brandon Reid Jones, 22, of 1600 Lane St. in Wilson, was shot several times Friday evening. He died Sunday at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Police said the shooting stemmed from an ongoing, month-long dispute between groups in Sharpsburg and Wilson.

Investigators said they spotted a suspect in the case, Terrance Lamar Carr, 17, riding a scooter along U.S. Highway 301 on Sunday, and he tried to elude officers. After the scooter wrecked, Carr fled on foot, and officers had to use a stun gun to subdue him after a short chase, police said.

A crowd quickly surrounded the officers as they were taking Carr into custody, and several people tried to take money from him, police said. The crowd ignored several warnings to back away, police said, and officers had to use pepper spray on two women.

Ernestine Lynch, 37, and Bertha Jenkins, 53, both of 125 B St. in Sharpsburg, were charged with resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer.

A 2-year-old also was exposed to the pepper spray, but the child was fine about 30 minutes later, police said.

Carr was charged with accessory before the fact of first-degree murder, felony speeding to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, careless and reckless driving, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Nash County Jail under a $70,000 bond.


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  • shortcake53 Jul 14, 2009

    And the story also makes it sound as if the perp was being mugged by a two year old.....

  • shortcake53 Jul 14, 2009

    What was that part about people trying to take money from him as he was being arrested? What is that all about? Something was left out somewhere.......

  • chasityhamm Jul 13, 2009

    WTHeck ... 70,000 bond for all those charges AND taking part in a murder.

    sickkkk!!!! did they forget to add a zero [0] to that number?? 700,000??? wral?!

  • hdsoftail Jul 13, 2009

    Jeff-70k high for him. they know his Government checks can't total that much for him to get out of jail

  • Jeff_W Jul 13, 2009

    I get the CNR, how does one get a felony speeding to elude on a scooter. By definition Felony speed to elude must be a failure to stop for blue light and siren and must involve 2 or more aggravating factors to include: more than 15 mph over the speed limit, DWI, DWLR, CNR (Careless and Reckless), passing a school bus, involve a collision resulting in personal injury or $1000 in property damage, traversing school property / school zones during school hours, or have a child under 12 as a passenger. Apparently, he fell into at least two of those categories. I would be interested to see which. :->

    As an aside... $70,000 for an accessory to Murder? Magistrates getting a little soft in Nash/Edgecombe/Wilson these days?

  • r u crazy too Jul 13, 2009

    Not too mention, "careless and reckless" on a scooter?

  • r u crazy too Jul 13, 2009

    What in the world is "felony speeding" on a scooter?