Category Archives: North Carolina

Killed – William Pernas Baraqui (Candler, NC)


UPDATED 1:14 PM EST Nov 07, 2013
Deputies who responded to a call from a motel Tuesday morning found a man shot to death.

Buncombe County sheriff’s deputies went to the Nakon Motel at 1233 Smokey Park Highway in Candler just before 11 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies said when they arrived at the motel they found the body of 41-year-old William Pernas Baraqui.

One of the deaths remain unsolved. William Pernas Baraqui, 41, of Florida, was found fatally shot Nov. 6 in the Nakon Motel in Candler. Investigators have not filed charges in the case.

Killed – Male Teen – Christopher Jones (Robeson County, NC)


A 16-year-old died after being shot at a mobile home park near Lumberton Thursday night, officials confirmed. An 18-year-old suspect has been arrested.

At about 9: 52 p.m. Thursday, investigators arrived at the South Eastern Regional Medical Center to find 16-year-old Christopher Jones with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to Major Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement tried to talk to Jones, but were not able to get information out of him, Maj. Thompson said. He died from the gunshot wound while in surgery.

Michael Jacob Locklear, 18, was arrested for the crime, Maj. Thompson confirmed. The initial information indicates that Locklear took Jones from the scene of the shooting, a mobile home park in the 2300 block of Norment Road, to the hospital, but Locklear was not at the hospital when officers arrived.

Killed – Man (Mount Holly, NC)


Police in Mount Holly are investigating after they found a man fatally shot in a wooded area on Thursday evening.

According to the Mount Holly Police Department, officers were called to a wooded area in the Runnymede Sub-Division off of North Main Street around 5:00 pm Thursday evening.

Officers say they found the body of a white male with a single gun shot wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

Killed – Daniel Earl Ervin (Charlotte, NC)

Daniel Earl Ervin

Investigators in Rock Hill are working to find clues to see what led to the second homicide case of the year in the city.

Police say Daniel Ervin, 29, was shot in front of a home on Pebble Road, Wednesday night.

“I’m still hurting on the inside. I still really can’t explain it,” said Daniel Ervin’s sister, Tiffany Ervin.

Ervin says the void left by her brother and best friend is too much to bear, especially since he would have celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday.

“His birthday is Friday and I can’t even tell him I love him, but I know he’s still with me. I can feel him here with me. I can see his face,” said Ervin.

Police say Daniel Ervin was shot in front of a home in the 900 block of Pebble Road, Wednesday night.

“Officers arrived at 940 Pebble Road and they found a group of people in the front yard. Our victim, Mr. Ervin, was laying there with a gunshot to the back,” said Rock Hill PD Capt. Mark Bollinger.

Daniel Earl Ervin, 29, was shot in the back and killed outside his cousin’s home in Rock Hill, Ill., Wednesday night. When officers arrived, they found several people standing on the front porch and the victim bleeding on the front steps. Police have not identified any suspects.

Police don’t have a motive in the case, but family members believe Ervin got into an argument with the shooter earlier in the day.

Killed – William Perry Council (Lillington, NC)

William Perry Council

Three men are facing charges in Lillington after a murder Tuesday evening.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Cedar Grove School Road, near Cornelius Harnett Boulevard.

Police originally said they were looking for two suspects in a gold Kia Optima, but later arrested 22-year-old Devaughn Hardy, 20-year-old William Hardy, and 21-year-old Tyrone Hardy overnight. All three reported live at the same address on McLean Circle in Lillington.

LILLINGTON, N.C. — A 22-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday on Cedar Grove School Road in Lillington, police said, in the town’s first homicide since 1991.

Three suspects were taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. in the shooting death of William Perry Council.

Brothers Tyrone Allen Hardy, 21, and Davaughn Hardy, 22, and their cousin, 21-year-old William Deshawn Hardy, each face first-degree murder and conspiracy charges. They were scheduled to make court appearances Wednesday.

Killed – Alton Leevon Fields Jr. (Goldsboro, NC)

Alton Leevon Fields Jr.

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A 35-year-old Goldsboro man died early Tuesday after being shot at a home in the 1000 block of Devereaux Street, police said.

Officers responding to a call at about 1 a.m. found Alton Leevon Fields Jr. inside a home with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Wayne County Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A man wanted in an October shooting death at a Goldsboro home was arrested Thursday after officers found him while they were responding to a domestic dispute.

Goldsboro police officers went to a home in the 800 block of Olivia Lane, where they found James D’Angelo Raye, 27, of 721 Olive St., Mount Olive, and charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and second-degree trespassing.

Investigators said they had previously identified Raye as a suspect in the Oct. 15 shooting of Alton Leevon Fields Jr., 35, who had multiple gunshot wounds when officers found him inside a home in the 1000 block of Devereaux Street.

Fields died later at Wayne County Memorial Hospital.

Killed – Chad Blanks (Raeford, NC)


The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate as a murder the death of Chad Lynn Blanks, who lived at 124 Seargent Drive. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said the shooting may have been drug-related.

According to Peterkin, deputies were called to 650 Goose Pond Road at 2:40 p.m. Monday after being told someone had been shot. Peterkin said deputies found Blanks with a bullet wound to his back.

RAEFORD – A South Carolina man who fatally shot a man during a robbery attempt in October 2013 will not face charges, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Tico Goines, whose age was not given, has been cleared of wrongdoing in the death of 28-year-old Chad Blanks of Shannon, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said.

Blanks arranged a drug transaction with at least two people, including Goines, that took place at a home on the 600 block of Goose Pond Road in Red Springs, Peterkin said.

Blanks planned to rob the people during the transaction, Peterkin said.

When Blanks pulled a gun and attempted to rob the others, Goines, who was armed, pulled out his gun and shot Blanks, Peterkin said.