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Two arrested, two cleared in Rocky Mount homicide

Posted May 21, 2013

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— Two men have been charged and two others cleared of wrongdoing in the May 15 shooting death of a 22-year-old man on Cokey Road, Rocky Mount police said Tuesday. 

Clayton Jerrell Epps, 22, was leaving a store on Cokey Road in his 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse when he was shot, police said. He then lost control of the car and crashed into some nearby trees.

Epps died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Brendan Greene, 22, and Tique Williams, 22, both of Rocky Mount, were arrested Monday after investigators developed new leads in the case. Greene and Williams, both charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, were in the Edgecombe County jail Tuesday under no bond. 

Tyrone Foreman, 25, and Jermale Avent, 24, who were arrested Thursday, have been cleared of any wrongdoing, will be released from custody and the charges against them will be dropped, police said Tuesday. 

Anyone with information about the shooting can call police at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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  • clete May 21, 2013

    typical rmpd, arrest someone within 48 hours whether they did it or not and let the court sort it out

  • lisaclark2 May 21, 2013

    I grew up near Rocky Mount and it use to be the place for all surrounding town to visit for a nice day out. What in the world happen?

  • LovemyPirates May 21, 2013

    The leadership in R.M. have to do something to turn this around. This town if filled with crime.

  • dwr1964 May 21, 2013

    Something sounds fishy here, but then it is the Rocky Mount PD we are talking about.

  • 45ACP May 21, 2013

    So, why were the first two arrested and charged if police didn't have evidence against them?