3 warrants issued in Fayetteville murder, kidnapping
by WNCN Staff
Kelly Eugene Elliot, 31, is charged with first degree murder, two counts of first degree kidnapping, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Anthony Solomon Porter, 26, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Eric Lamont Phillips, 31, is charged with drug possession and possession of a firearm.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -
Fayetteville Police announced they have issued warrants for
three men believed responsible for a kidnapping and murder at a convenience
Two of the suspects are on the loose, the third was arrested
yesterday at his home.
Kelly Eugene Elliot, 31, is believed to be the triggerman in the
crime. He's charged with first degree murder, two counts of first degree
kidnapping, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He's also believed to be the
man seen in surveillance video at the crime scene.
Also being sought is Anthony Solomon Porter, 26. He's charged
with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in a warrants issued in
Eric Lamont Phillips, 31, was arrested at his home yesterday on
charges of drug possession and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The three Fayetteville men are accused of kidnapping Errol
Williams, 27, of Rockingham from the parking lot of a convenience store at
Bragg Boulevard and Shaw Road around 4:45 a.m. Police say they forced him to
drive about a mile away where they shot and killed him.
"I think Mr. Williams was at the wrong place at the wrong
time," explained Police Chief Harold Medlock. "That he simply went to the
convenience store to get directions."
In announcing the warrants at a news conference Wednesday, Chief
Medlock said Elliot and Porter are considered armed and dangerous. He said he
fears for the safety of the public and his police officers.
"We believe that they really are armed and dangerous - that
they have no concern for the care and welfare of other folks," Medlock
Medlock said police are investigating the possibility that the
men were involved in an incident early Friday where a man was shot to death outside
Chief's 25 Plus nightclub on Rowan Street. In that case, police say a shootout
erupted when victims of an attempted armed robbery pulled out their own guns
and opened fire.
Derrick Morrisey, 37, of Raeford, who was walking a woman to her
car, was hit and killed by a stray bullet, according to police.
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