Governor Cooper announces reward for information on Halifax County murder, assault

Published 8:11 am Friday, February 18, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday, February 17, 2022 that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Tyquan Shaquelle Moody, 27, and the assault of Mabel Johnson, 94.

“On February 13, 2021, at 11:53 p.m., deputies with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering incident at a home on Everetts School Road in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina,” stated the release from the governor’s office. “Upon arrival, the deputies noticed that there was forced entry through a side door.

“Tyquan Shaquelle Moody was shot and killed during the home invasion. His great-grandmother, Ms. Mabel Johnson, was struck in the head and knocked unconscious by the intruders.”

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Those with information concerning this case should contact the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 252-583-8201, Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.