Wanted 13-year-old double murder suspect captured in NC

News

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says 13-year-old Jericho W. is now in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Deputies say the juvenile male escaped after an appearance at the Robeson County Juvenile Court around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Juvenile Escapee back in Custody.RALEIGH – The juvenile identified as Jericho W. who escaped Tuesday afternoon in…

Posted by North Carolina Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The teen was appearing in court for two counts of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon charge.

Jericho W. was arrested along with Derrick Deshawn Hunt, 19, in Rowland in connection with the deaths of two brothers, Frank and Adam Thomas, officials said.

The brothers were found dead inside a home on Marigold Lane on Oct 15.

On Wednesday, the United States Marshal Service announced a $1,500 reward for any information leading to the capture of the teen.


PREVIOUS STORY:

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a 13-year-old suspect in a double homicide has escaped from a courthouse in eastern North Carolina.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday the teenager escaped from Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday. He was last seen in a white T-shirt and beige pants, wearing leg restraints without shoes.

The boy is described as having brown eyes and brown hair, standing about 5 feet tall (1.5 meters) and weighing about 110 pounds (49 kilograms).

He and a 19-year-old codefendant, Derrick Deshawn Hunt, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of two brothers found dead inside a home last month.

Here is additional information regarding the escaped suspect. He actually escaped from the Department of Social Services…

Posted by Robeson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Win HVAC
Things to Do
Color Your Weather
Pro Football Challenge
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store