Ahoskie murder suspect sought

Published 6:14 pm Saturday, May 14, 2022

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AHOSKIE – Ahoskie Police are searching for an individual wanted for first degree murder.

Clarence Andre Tann Jr.

Police Chief Jimmy Asbell said they have arrest warrants drawn for 31-year-old Clarence Andre Tann Jr. He is wanted for the murder of 25-year-old Dequan Perry of Ahoskie.

Asbell said that his officers responded at 12:35 a.m. Saturday to the Ahoskie Inn for a report of a person that had been shot. Upon the officers arrival, they located a male victim outside of the motel who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Hertford County EMS responded and transported the victim to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Detectives with the Ahoskie Police Department responded to the crime scene and began their investigation. Their investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Tann.

Anyone who has information on Tann’s whereabouts, or information regarding the investigation, is encouraged to contact the Ahoskie Police Department at 252-332-5011.

The Ahoskie Police Department would like to thank the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Vidant Campus Police for their assistance in this ongoing investigation.