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2 charged, more arrests expected in Fremont killing

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FREMONT — Two men face first-degree murder charges in a fatal Saturday night shooting.

Officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at 402 S. Goldsboro St. around 10:08 p.m. and found 43-year-old Nacarsa Ronyell Ford of 306 Pender St lying in the road after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, Fremont Police Chief Paul Moats said in a news release.

Police administered first aid, but Ford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers arrested 31-year-old Brandon Lee Williams of Billy Francis Drive, Goldsboro, in connection with the killing on Sunday. He’s charged with first-degree murder and resisting, delaying or obstructing public officers.

A second suspect, 26-year-old Dequinta Laquell Horne of Ivey Lane, Pikeville, was arrested Sunday on a charge of first-degree murder.

Moats said the Saturday homicide remains under investigation.

“The Fremont Police Department is still conducting the investigation and more arrests are to follow,” Moats said in the release. “This investigation has involved numerous interviews and we are still determining the motive for the shooting.”

Williams and Horne were booked into the Wayne County Detention Center in Goldsboro without bond.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Fremont Police Department at 919-242-5151.

Ford’s shooting death is the second killing in the Fremont area in the past six months. Wayne County deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents are still probing the June 16 homicide of 65-year-old Floyd Anthony “Andy” Evans, a former Fremont mayor.

Evans’ body was found in the garage of an Evans Farm Road home just outside the town limits near Interstate 95. In late August, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information in Evans’ killing is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 919-705-1862, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1480, Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or by text to 919-222-4230, or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.

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