UPDATE: Halifax County Deputies Arrest Double Murder Suspect

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

One man has been arrested for a double murder in Roanoke Rapids. and another is on the run.

The Halifax County Sherriffs office said Friday, 19 year old Aaron Mills of Roanoake Rapids was arrested and is charged with the murder of 38 year old Thomas Davis and 26 year old Jennilee Foster.

Investigators are still looking for 19 year old Jimmie Mason wanted for both murders as well.

Deputies say Davis and Foster were shot Sunday night in Foster's home on Delta Drive in Roanoake Rapids.

Deputies say Davis was found dead at the scene and Foster died Tuesday at the hospital.

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A murder investigation has turned into a double homicide case in the east.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office says a second victim died after a shooting Sunday night in Roanoke rapids. Deputies say 26-year-old Jennilee Foster died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Tuesday. Police say the shooting happened at her home in Roanoke Rapids. Witnesses say they saw a man drive up to the home on Delta Drive, go inside, and leave a short time later. Officers found 38-year-old Thomas Davis fatally shot Sunday about 11:00 p.m. Sunday and Foster injured.

Investigators say the suspect sped away in a white Crown Victoria, toward Highway 158. They ask if you have any information to contact Halifax County Crimestoppers.

One man is dead and another person is in critical condition after a shooting in Halifax County. Around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night, the sheriff's office responded to the area of Delta Drive in Roanoke Rapids.

Deputies say they found two people who had been shot. Thomas Davis, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses tell lawmen they saw a white Crown Victoria drive up to the home. They say a male subject got out of the car and went into the home. They say they saw the suspect run from the home and then speed away towards Highway 158

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444 or the Halifax County Sheriff's Office 252-583-1991 or 252-583-8051. The case is still under investigation, and the sheriff's office expects to release more information Tuesday.

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  • by Katelyn on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:29 PM
    My heart goes out to both Jennilee and her significant other's family, as well as to her baby girl. I knew Jennilee during elementary and highschool, she dated my brother for a while when they were in highschool and I became very close with her. I know Jennilee's step mother, I used to work with her and I know her sister Jessica (Jessie). If you are reading this, any of you, I'm so sorry as is my brother. Judy (Jessie too, your step mom has my number) if you all need anything please give me a call. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • by Toni on Sep 10, 2011 at 07:23 PM
    My condolences to the families. I know the womans sister and she is completely tore up about this loss. I hope they catch the other person and fry them both they left a little girl without either parent and she was in the house and watched her parents get killed.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 10, 2011 at 06:53 PM
    Both should make great prison wifes.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2011 at 06:23 AM
    Did you people ever attend high school? Your writing skills are pathetic.
  • by Anonymous 2 Location: Greenville on Sep 5, 2011 at 05:00 PM
    I completely agree with "what you know" in the fact that the law enforcement need to make sure the information they release is accurate and don't want to release too much information initially cause it could hinder their investigation. I am sure they didn't take Monday off but rather are working hard to solve the case.
  • by what you know on Sep 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM
    There not stopping there investigations just cause its a holiday. Maybe they like to get more information before releasing it. I rather have them looking for the suspects then taking good time to talk to the news.
  • by Anonymous Location: ROANOKE RAPIDS on Sep 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM
    Here we are people we had someone out there who killed someone and another one is in the hospital and the halifax co.lawmen are going to wait in till tuesday to tell us more .who is to say he will not kill again before tuesday i guess Halifax Co.Lawmen wanted labor day off.So if you going to do a crime do it on a holiday you will get another free day without the law looking for you

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