Murder suspect arrested

Published 6:21 pm Friday, May 8, 2020

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GREENVILLE – An Ahoskie man wanted for an April 10 murder in his hometown was arrested here Wednesday.

The Ahoskie Police Department said 29-year-old Dominic Tyrell Barnes was taken into custody without incident at a location in Greenville. APD Major Jimmy Asbell said Barnes was arrested by officers with the Greenville Police Department who were assisted by agents with the State Bureau of Investigation.

Dominic Barnes

Barnes stands charged with first-degree murder in the death of Taiwan Deshawn Williams, age 35 of Ahoskie.

Asbell said Ahoskie Police officers found Williams lying in the street, suffering from gunshot wounds, in the 500 block of Hill Street upon answering a call at 10:39 p.m. for shots fired in that area.

Williams was rushed to the hospital. He died April 15 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Meanwhile, an investigation headed by Ahoskie Police Detective Justin Farmer led him to identify Barnes as the alleged shooter and drew warrants for his arrest.

Barnes made his initial appearance on Friday, May 8 in Hertford County Criminal District Court. He remains jailed under no bond.


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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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