5 charged in Roanoke Rapids homicide; all suspects now in custody

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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) – The Roanoke Rapids Police Department has charged five men in connection with a May 13 homicide, a department press release said Thursday.

Police have charged and located all five men, all between the ages of 20 and 25, as of Friday morning.

The department was originally searching for two men, Shelvy Travon Edwards, 25, and Denzel Ashe, 21, but one was arrested last night and the other this morning, the release said.

Anthony Ty’Quan Shearin, 20, Shantron Avondre Person, 20, and Stepheon Jaqwan Ashe, 22, were originally arrested and served with warrants for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to commit murder with a dangerous weapon.

Edwards and Ashe were wanted for the same charges.

All five men are responsible for the homicide of Fredrick Lee, who was found shot to death in the 300-block of Monroe Street in mid-May, police say.

The captured individuals are currently in the Halifax County Detention Center after the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating the first three suspects. They are being held without bond.

Person was out on bond for a murder in Halifax County that occurred on Jan. 18, authorities said.

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