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One of three men wanted in Fayetteville murder captured

Posted September 11, 2013
Updated September 12, 2013

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— Kourtney Terrell Reed, one of three men wanted in connection with the Sept. 1 shooting death of 27-year-old Errol Williams near a Fayetteville convenience store, was captured Wednesday morning in St. Pauls, police said. 

Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock said in a news conference that Reed, 20, was captured in a home by members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force. Medlock said Reed was trying to hide from police in an attic when he fell through the ceiling at about 9:30 a.m.

Reed is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being transported to Fayetteville Thursday afternoon to be interviewed about Williams' murder. 

According to investigators, Williams has stopped at a Kangaroo station on Bragg Boulevard to ask for directions when he was forced into his car and shot a few blocks away. 

Medlock said Thursday that investigators are still searching for Kelly Eugene Elliott, 31, and Joseph DeShawn Haskins, 21, also wanted on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

Haskins, whose last known address was on Spellman Drive in Fayetteville, also faces a conspiracy charge.

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

"That investigation into his whereabouts is as active and assertive as it has been for the last week," Medlock said. 

Medlock said the investigation is "as active and assertive as it has been for the last week" and that investigators are still looking into the possibility that more people were involved in Williams' death.  Fayetteville police provide update on homicide investigation Fayetteville police: Suspect in murder captured

Anthony Solomon Porter, 36, of 1319 Odom Drive, was arrested Friday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit felonious assault. He also faces warrants from Raleigh police on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

Eric Lamont Phillips, 32, was arrested Sept. 3 on charges of two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Porter and Phillips are accused of committing crimes with Elliott, but they have not been specifically linked to Williams' death. 

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of  Elliott or Haskins should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1690 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • jmrado47 Sep 12, 2013

    There are times when the death penalty is an appropriate form of punishment. Also the violent crimes have to be removed from the streets with a very long prison sentence. We cannot have these predators causing mayhem in our society.

  • LovemyPirates Sep 11, 2013

    Good!!!

  • Bartmeister Sep 11, 2013

    Gess he didn't run far r fast enough. Good job US Marshalls.

  • chairmannc Sep 11, 2013

    Well, maybe now that he has murdered someone maybe he will finally pull some real jail time. With his criminal past, and the slaps on the wrists he recieved, it's a shame he was out of prison and bale to murder somebody to begin with. I have a good idea - maybe we should take violent ofenders, especially those who commit crimes of violence with firearms, and put them in prison for A LONG TIME so they don't have the ability to kill somebody.

  • 678devilish Sep 11, 2013

    Catch them all and send them to prison for life and no parole. make prison their life home.

  • labs Sep 11, 2013

    I want justice! Justice needs to be served to the victim's family. It is never enough and can never bring the victims back. The perps need to be punished and removed from society.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Sep 11, 2013

    Kaitlyn - "So whose home was this criminal hiding out in? I think it's time they came down hard on people who harbor criminals like this. If you hide someone in a home that you own then you should lose your home and go to prison right along with the person you are hiding from the cops."

    That's a good idea, but is hardly worth pressing because first, the law would have to prove the homeowner knew the perp was there, and secondly, the law would have to prove the homeowner knew the perp committed a crime and was being sought.

    Intention is a very difficult thing to prosecute.

  • Kaitlyn Sep 11, 2013

    So whose home was this criminal hiding out in? I think it's time they came down hard on people who harbor criminals like this. If you hide someone in a home that you own then you should lose your home and go to prison right along with the person you are hiding from the cops.

  • Ven Sep 11, 2013

    " Medlock said Reed was trying to hide from police in an attic when he fell through the ceiling at about 9:30 a.m."

    This made me laugh...
    King of Ignorance

    DITTO, lol

  • Ven Sep 11, 2013

    good

    How long before this is turned into a racial issue? It won't because all involved were African American so the NAACP has no complaints.
    kermit60

    Go to many NAACP meetings do you? You would be shocked/surprised by how this topic (and others) are discussed.

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