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Woman wanted in Durham man's death apprehended in Virginia

Posted September 28, 2011

— A Durham woman wanted in connection with a fatal shooting was arrested early Wednesday in Virginia, police said.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Jamelia Jaunique Thomas in South Hill, Va., police said.

Thomas, 23, of North Roxboro Street, was charged Monday with murder in the Sept. 1 death of Jerry Wayne Morgan.

Morgan, 54, of Sidneys Way, died at Durham Regional Hospital a few hours after being shot on Cheek Road. Police said he had been working on a vehicle when a woman approached him, exchanged words with him and then shot him.

Thomas and Morgan knew each other, according to investigators.


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  • #24WarrensABeast Sep 28, 2011

    Stereotypical comments!!!! Not all "black" ppl are or talk the same!!!! You ppl love to judge others instead of looking in your own backyards!!! smh

    My condolences to the victims family!

  • 2323 Sep 28, 2011

    you can run but you can't hide...

  • wildcat Sep 28, 2011

    Another sad story probably over nothing. She will most likely spend some years in prison if not life. Will these young people ever learn? They all know right from wrong. They now learn the hard way.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 28, 2011

    She be hiding and she be found...Guess it'll be a while before we find out why she murder the guy.