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Search continues for Fayetteville homicide suspect

Posted September 1, 2009 8:08 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police asked for the public's help Tuesday in finding a man suspected of stabbing a 40-year-old man to death at his house Saturday evening.

Terry Lee Broussard Jr., 25, of 114 Cumberland St., faces first-degree murder charges in the death of Ronnell Wright, 40.

"This suspect is armed and dangerous and needs to be taken off of the streets ASAP," police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said.

A distinguishing mark is a tear drop tattoo under Broussard's right eye.

Police were called out to a dispute among neighbors and guests at Wright's house at 2521 Vestal Ave. around 8:25 p.m. Saturday. Officers calmed the situation down and cleared the scene, but about 15 minutes later, another 911 call came in from the same address.

Officers found Wright lying in a carport. He had been stabbed in the abdomen and died while being transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, police said.

Broussard was charged with second-degree murder in March 2003 but convicted of voluntary manslaughter, Chance said.

State Department of Correction records show that Broussard was also convicted of two counts of armed robbery and served a little more than 4 years. He was released in December 2008.

Anyone with information on Broussard's whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at 919-483-8477 or the Fayetteville Police Homicide Unit at 919-433-1871. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards in certain felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.