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Murder suspect behind bars

WINDSOR – Less than 24 hours after a Woodland woman was gunned down, her alleged killer was behind bars.

Keith Morris Hyman, age 44, of Windsor was located and arrested near a residence in Windsor on Thursday night.

Keith Hyman

Hyman is charged in the Wednesday night murder of 34-year-old Angelec Wiggins of Woodland. That homicide occurred at a residence located in Arrowhead Mobile Home Park, off NC 35 north of Woodland. Another female was shot, allegedly by Hyman, at the same location. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Hyman is charged with one count of 1st degree murder, one count of attempted 1st degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault on a female, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He received no bond on the 1st degree murder charge and $230,000 secured bond on all other related charges.

He is scheduled to appear in Northampton County Criminal District Court on July 20.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith said his officers received assistance from the Bertie Sheriff’s Office and Hertford County Sheriff’s Office to locate Hyman, who at the outset of the investigation was named as the prime suspect in the murder.

Smith said after Hyman fled on foot from his residence, officers used a K-9 to track down the murder suspect and make the arrest at around 9:30 pm Thursday.

Smith stated he is thankful to the Northampton Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division for their hard work.

“I would like to personally thank our narcotics division, Hertford County Sheriff’s Office, and Bertie County Sheriff’s Office for jointly working together with us to apprehend this subject,” Smith stated.

“This is an unfortunate situation where someone prefers to resort to violence rather than communicating to settle any issues,” Smith continued. “I encourage everyone to find a peaceful way to resolve any issues before thinking of violence. It is very unfortunate that a young lady lost her life. We encourage anyone that have issues do not resort to violence as these senseless crimes and actions that took place are unnecessary. We pray for the strength of the families of the victims suffering from these senseless crimes.”

 

About Cal Bryant

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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