Police arrest 4 more people in Monroe murder case

- The Monroe Police Department says they've made four more arrests in connection to an ongoing murder investigation.

Officers say at approximately 12:52 a.m. , July 11 they responded to the 500 block of E. Hudson Street in reference to an assault call.

Upon arrival, police located Carroll Willis Griffin of Monroe who had been shot and was lying on the ground beside of his vehicle. Police say Griffin died from his injuries.

On July 17, 2015, after a thorough investigation by the Monroe Police Department with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville, S.C. Police Department, and the Union County District Attorney’s Office, officers arrested and charged Jadis Deon’tae Cole, 18, of Marshville.

Cole was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and obstruction of justice.

Monroe police say recent leads in the case lead to additional arrests of the following suspects and charges:

•         Randy Vernon Thompson, 46, of Monroe, has been charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearm by felon, and conspiracy to commit robbery. Thompson was already in the Union County Jail on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest.

•         Dustin Octavius Belk, 24, of Monroe, was arrested at his residence and charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of firearm by felon.

•         Derrious Barrett, 29, of Charlotte, was charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearm by felon, and conspiracy to commit robbery. Barrett was already in the Union County Jail on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest.

•         Sasha Tyson, 27, of Monroe, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, with conspiracy to commit robbery, assessor after the fact to commit robbery, and accessory after the fact to commit murder.
 

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in -- includes Advertiser Stories