Murder charge lodged

Published 1:51 pm Sunday, November 15, 2009

COLERAIN – A weekend shooting has been deemed murder.

Two brothers were shot at a private club in the early hours of Sunday morning. Nathaniel Moody, 36, was killed while his brother, Tyrone Moody, 35, was injured in the shooting.

Bertie County Sheriff Greg Atkins reported physical evidence and eyewitness testimony have led to an arrest in the case.

James Lewis Perry, 46, of 108 Lua Lane in Colerain is facing multiple charges in the shooting. He is in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under no bond facing charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, felony possession of a firearm and possession of alcohol for sale without a permit.

Sheriff Atkins said earlier this week that his department knew the identity of the shooter and had spoken with him, but would wait for further information before proceeding.