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2 men sought in April murder case

Trayvon Purnell, 18, of Roanoke Rapids was arrested in the case Friday.

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Charles Hockaday
HALIFAX, N.C. — Two Roanoke Rapids men are wanted for the April 3 murder of Jerry Yellorday.

Charles "Ossie" Hockaday and Damien "Dane Dane" Mitchell are wanted on charges of murder, conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a felon. The suspects, who are brothers, live in Halifax County, but might be staying in the Raleigh area, according to sheriff's deputies.

Trayvon Purnell, 18, of Roanoke Rapids was arrested in the case Friday.

Deputies said further arrests in the case are pending.

Anyone with information about Hockaday or Mitchel is asked to call Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444 or the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at 252-583-1991.

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