Greenville Murder Suspect Nabbed In Bertie County

Greenville police say a crime stoppers tip led to the arrest Friday afternoon of a murder suspect wanted for the past two weeks.

Markelby "Scooter" Ward was found in Windsor. Police have been looking for Ward for the August 28th murder of Lorraine Pearson which happened on Raleigh Avenue.

Police said it appears the woman was having an argument with someone she knew when she was shot.

Ward is in custody in Bertie County and will brought back to Greenville on the first degree murder charge.


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  • by luvhimstillmjw Location: greenville on Oct 17, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    well i just want to say that first of all,i grew up with Scooter.He was not raised in a environment that would cause him to do something like this. He has a very loving family & his grandmother kept him in church so all the violence that is coming from him now did not start at home!! Me also being his ex girlfriend i can honestly say that he was not always like this.I'm not sure what really happened that night, but for some reason i do believe it was an accident. He has a 4 month old baby that he loves to death...he wouldn't do anything intentionally to jeopardize his chances at not being there for her. so i dont think its fair how nobody has a full story yet they automatically think he's some outraged killer. HE ISNT!! && im goin to continue to stick to my belief in that it was an accident!!
  • by Nadiia Location: anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:58 AM
    We as people need to learn and understand that each person is responsible for his or her own actions. Parents cant control how a child will turn out, all they can do is give them guidance and steer them in the correct direction. What happens after that is purely their decision. Also the President has nothing to do with people getting shot or being robbed. Thats a matter of personal choice. It shows the level of ignorance that society possesses, each man or woman is responsible for his/her own actions, not their parents nor the President. Thats the real poblem in our society, ignorance and passing blame.
  • by Peppi Location: New York City on Sep 13, 2009 at 07:50 AM
    I am so sorry for the death of Ms. Pearson and my sympathy to the family. I am originally from N.C. and things are really a lot worst now than it was in the 60's. I am planning to move back home to Greenville soon and hope things will be better. It goes to show us that crime occurs in small Rural towns as well as large cities. We need to get together and Pray and ask for Guidance from God.
  • by Denise Location: Raleigh on Sep 13, 2009 at 07:43 AM
    To The Winterville Comment: Maybe you need to stop blaming everything that happens in this country on the President. There was so much going on before he became president, did you have a comment then or are you a racist and is upset because the man is of dark skin. I am bi-racial so dont think that I am a racist. Please get the facts staight and if you have children, try to bring them up the best you can and pray that you live to see what they do in life. And remember the word is PRAY!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Sep 12, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    These criminals have the coolest nicknames. We don't need to beef up the police force. Unless there was an officer in every home and business, there will still be crime. If people like Obama will stop teaching our children that you don't have to work to live in America, we would be better off. His handouts are doing nothing but hurting America. I'm willing to bet "Scooter" didn't have a job and his parents didn't discipline him.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    in vain...not vein (thats a body part)
  • by teacher Location: bertie on Sep 12, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    Way to go Bertie!!
  • by Sheron Location: Greenville on Sep 11, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    Finally! He has been caught but more protection needs to be enforced in that area where this crime was committed. Ms Pearson died speaking out for the elderly in the neighborhood.Don't let her death be in vein.
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