Second arrest made in connection with Elizabeth City triple homicide

Published 2:38 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Elizabeth City Police Department has reported that a collaborative effort between ECPD, United States Marshals Service Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force in conjunction with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office took Terence Tyrone Seymore into custody on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 on an outstanding fugitive warrant for the deaths of Jaquan Tobias White, Takeyia De’Shay Berry and Allura Pledger.

Seymore, 37, of Elizabeth City, was taken into custody in New Bern and transported to Albemarle District Jail, where he is currently held under $1,001,000 secured bond, stated ECPD.

Seymore was wanted on three counts of murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury as a result of the shooting and subsequent homicides that occurred in the area of Perry and Jordan streets in Elizabeth City on Thursday, December 2, 2021, stated ECPD.

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Berry, 39, and Pledger, 3, were a mother and daughter from Manteo and White, 18, was from Elizabeth City. Injured in the shooting incident were Roderick White, 40, James Harris, 29, and Terry Griffin, 20, all of Elizabeth City.

The Elizabeth City Police Department is actively investigating this incident. Those with information should contact ECPD at 252-335-4321 or the Crime Line at 252-335-5555.

ECPD expressed thanks for the joint efforts of all law enforcement agencies that assisted in the investigation and apprehension of Seymore, including the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Norfolk Police Department Fugitive Task Force and Special Operations Team and the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Taskforce and Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Ricky Lewis Etheridge Jr., 34, of Elizabeth City, was arrested on a fugitive warrant in Norfolk on December 15 for three counts of murder in connection with the December 2 shooting.

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