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Two men arrested, third suspect missing after Spring Lake murder

Posted June 26, 2020 8:34 p.m. EDT
Updated June 30, 2020 7:32 a.m. EDT

Joseph Marquan Coverson, Montre Javon Moody, and Jarad Sequan Simmons

— Spring Lake police have arrested and charged two Fayetteville men in the June 24 murder of a South Carolina man.

On June 24, police responded to the area of 1100 North Bragg Blvd. just after 2:30 p.m. They found Herbert Goodson, 20, of Columbia, S.C., dead when they arrived. They also found Deshawn Jones, 20, of Fort Bragg, with a gunshot wound to his leg. Jones' wound was considered non-life threatening.

Montre Javon Moody, 26, of Fayetteville, was arrested two days later and charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, accessory after the fact, armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center, where he was being held without bond.

Police also obtained warrants charging Jarad Sequan Simmons, 28, and Joseph Marquan Coverson, 25, with first-degree murder, conspiracy, armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

On June 27, Coverson was taken into custody when he was released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after being treated for gunshot wounds he received during the crime. Coverson was being held without bond.

Simmons has not been located. Anyone with information is asked to call Spring Lake detectives at 910-436-0350 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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