Henderson police arrest two more for murder; one still at large
With two surrenders Thursday, the arrest total in the shooting death of a Henderson teen is up for four.
Gary Treshon Holden and Ramek Holden gave themselves up to police outside the Vance County magistrate’s office Thursday morning. They join an unnamed juvenile and Daquan Ortiz as arrested with connection to the shooting death of 17-year-old Ja’Quon Ty’Ree Seward on Feb. 21.
Still wanted to face charges is Corey Cheek Jr., a 17-year-old from Henderson.
Gary Holden and Ramek Holden are each facing charges of first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city, felony inciting a riot and felony street gang activity in the shooting death of Seward. No bond was given to either suspect.
Police have not confirmed if the two are related.
About 30 family members and friends met at the magistrate’s office to help support a peaceful surrender, and emotions ran high with the tension of the two having to submit to search, handcuffing and an appearance before a magistrate judge for matters of bond and a court date.
Henderson Police Department Lt. Christopher Ball said court information for the two was yet not available.
“Both of the Holden subjects are in custody,” Ball said.
A family member said that they did not wish to comment about the arrest or case. Family and friends gathered in a circle to offer prayer in the parking lot.
Ortiz was arrested Feb. 21 on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. The Vance County Superior Court grand jury certified an indictment on the charge in March.
Court records indicate Ortiz received a $1 million bond that he had not posted. He is scheduled for a court hearing April 30.
Wednesday, police confirmed the arrest of a 14-year-old in the case, who was charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city, felony inciting a riot and felony street gang activity.
While in the juvenile court system, his name, case information, dates for trial hearings and documents on file with the court clerk are sealed from public view.
Cheek is also wanted for first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city, felony inciting a riot and felony street gang activity. He was arrested in late February, charged with intimidating a witness in the case. He posted $10,000 bond and was still at large late Thursday afternoon.
Information leading to his arrest could earn a reward from Crime Stoppers. Tips can be made to (252) 492-1925, or online at hvcrimestoppers.com, or by calling police at (252) 438-4141.
Gary Holden, 21, has an address listed as 251 Ragland Lane; Ramek Holden, 18, has a 198 Cone Lane address, both in Henderson.
Police found Seward, of 710 Southerland St., fallen at the corner of Nicholas and Davis streets at about 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, about four blocks from his home.
Seward was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center, where police say he was pronounced dead.
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