OFFICIALS: Wilson Man Accused Of Murdering Mother Of His Child

A man is behind bars in Wilson County, accused by law enforcement of murdering the mother of his child.

Wilson Police say they arrested Eric Devon Hooker, 28, of 1309 Parkside Drive Friday evening in connection with the death of 22-year-old Courtney Caitlyn Rea, who was found dead in her Mercer Street home Thursday afternoon.

A first degree murder warrant was issued for Hooker, who officials say is the father of Rea’s newborn child.

He remains in custody as the investigation continues.