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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