Police add two more arrests in connection to February 2012 homicide

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 08:37 PM

Henderson police arrested two Henderson men Thursday on charges connected to the February 2012 shooting death of Jerry Olandes Wright.

Lagarris Alexander Peace, 19, faces charges of first-degree murder, pattern gang activity, armed assault with intent to kill, felony riot and discharging a firearm in the city. He is in jail with no bond.

Remeke Kreashon Holden, 19, faces charges of pattern gang activity, felony inciting to riot and vandalism. Holden, of 198 Cone Lane, was jailed on $30,000 bond.

A day earlier, police arrested 17-year-old Corey Cheek Jr., charging him with first-degree murder in the case. Cheek and Holden were each indicted earlier this year on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Ja’Quon Ty’Ree Seward.

Cheek, in the case of Wright’s death, is also facing charges of pattern gang activity, armed assault with intent to kill, felony riot and discharging a firearm in the city. He’s being held in jail without bond.

Wright, 45, of 302 Lincoln Ave., was killed outside the Beacon Light Masonic Lodge instantly by a single gunshot to the right side of the head, just above the ear, according to autopsy reports released by the office of the chief medical examiner in Chapel Hill.

The investigation into Wright’s death was conducted jointly between the Henderson Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation, according to Capt. Marcus Barrow, the interim police chief.

Peace had been jailed on heroin trafficking charges stemming from an October 2012 investigation, with additional charges of trafficking heroin by possession and trafficking heroin by transportation that were handed down by a grand jury last month.

Peace had also been arrested after a March 11, 2012, altercation complaint, on a charge of assault.

Holden was arrested in October 2011 on robbery charges connected to a mugging at the Henderson Convention Center on Wortham Court.

 

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