Ernest Raysean Gray, 23, of Clarkton, (pictured left) was taken into custody on a first-degree murder charge after being captured without incident on Edgewood Street in Clarkton, said the Sheriff’s Office. Gray is being held in Bladen County jail. His bail was set at $3.5 million.
Authorities still are searching for 21-year-old Twasjay Roddreek Brown (lower right) of Clarkton, who also is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. Anyone with information about Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 862-8141.
The two men are charged in the Oct. 28 shooting death of Melvin at a mobile home on Sammy Lane in a park off N.C. 242 south of Elizabethtown, said Chief Deputy Rodney Hester. Melvin’s girlfriend and a child were in the home at the time of the shooting, but were not injured, according to the 911 call. Melvin was shot about 2:30 a.m. when he went to his front door, according to authorities.Share: