NEW INFO: Police Identify Body Found In Wilson

Police have released the name of a man found dead in Wilson last week.

They say 51-year-old Dewey Futch Sr., whose last known address was in Zebulon, was a suspect in a breaking and entering of a business on Airport Boulevard NW in Wilson on January 23.

Officers responding to the break-in say they tried to stop a vehicle leaving the parking lot, but the driver took off. Officers gave chase and found the empty vehicle a short distance away. They searched but didn't find the driver.

The investigation then led them to get warrants for Futch, including breaking and entering and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

January 24, authorities went back to the area to search for possible evidence when they found the body.

An autopsy was done last week. Police say Futch died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.


Police are waiting on autopsy results from a man's body found in Wilson Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell WITN they found the remains while searching for evidence from a breaking and entering case at a store about a mile away.

They say no connections can be made at this time between the crime and the body.

They report more information will be released once the autopsy results are complete, an identification has been made and the family has been notified.


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  • by Ken Location: Rocky Mount on Jan 30, 2012 at 06:49 PM
    The few times I've talked with an officer from the W.P.D. they have been professional and respectful, even when writing me a citation. All cops have tough jobs, no doubt, I guess there are some of those arragant, know it all, here's my badge, kiss my boot, I'm the law, brown eyes, in every department.
  • by wilson res Location: wilson on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:53 AM
    why would a man break in and flee in the woods and kill himself somebody is holding back something WPD
  • by Frank Location: Wilson on Jan 30, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    There is no killer on the loose. It was likely a suicide. Just awaiting confirmation from the Medical Examiner. Moreover, we have excellent Police and Sheriff offices here in Wilson.
  • by pete Location: Grifton on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:23 PM
    The area around where the body was found is probably the safest place you could be.the killer has got as far away from that spot as he can get.
  • by WHY on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:57 PM
    I live about 4 blocks from where the body was found Wilson Police will not tell you anything and nothing about the break in that happened that night
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      by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 at 09:16 AM in reply to WHY
      The paper said he broke in and stole some guns....the paper also said he was a habitual felon since 1983 and listed all his crimes....what more do you need to know????
  • by Laufrimoo Location: Wilson nc on Jan 26, 2012 at 02:49 PM
    While I wish we could all have access to the details.. the police must be withholding information in the interest of finding the suspects and notifying the family of the deceased man. Hope soon we will have some clarity. Unfortunately we live in a dangerous world and have to watch out for each other !
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    Forgive me, but I have to say this: There are probably LOTS of mens' bodies in Wilson.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    Wilson police are always so hush hush about their crimes....the incident happened Tuesday evening and they still won't release any details. They've had the whole neighborhood in that area on edge.
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      by BooBoo on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:45 PM in reply to
      Well, Wilson police are not the brighest... they are arrogant, disrespectful, trash talking wanna be big city cops. I'm not suprised they haven't released any details, probably because have no idea what they're doing.
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        by Sam on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM in reply to BooBoo
        I think you got Wilson and Greenville mixed up.
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