No Weapon Discovered In Murder Case

Lawmen are continuing to build their case against a Hertford County teen accused of murdering a 30-year-old man.

Frederick Williams, 17, of Ahoskie, is behind bars for the murder of Jason Harrell, of Cofield. An autopsy shows Harrell was shot several times, according to the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald.

The paper says divers searching for the murder weapon in Ahoskie Creek have come up empty so far.

Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughn told the paper they believe Williams acted alone.


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An arrest has been made in the murder of a missing Hertford County man.

Frederick Williams of Ahoskie was arrested around 1:00 a.m. this morning by Hertford County deputies.

Sheriff Juan Vaughan says the body of 30-year-old Jason Harrell of Cofield was found around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. A hunter called the Sheriff's Office after seeing a body near a parked vehicle off of Ware Road. Vaughan says Harrell, who was last seen Sunday, appeared to have been shot.

The 17-year-old Williams is being held without bond pending a court appearance Friday morning.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:08 AM
    wow nice hair style....im sure he did quite well on the SAT
  • by B Location: EC NC on Oct 14, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    RIP Jason. God bless the family.
  • by joe Location: hertford on Oct 12, 2011 at 07:54 PM
    death penty
  • by tired of thugs Location: allover on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    obama needs to do somthing about all them world hating thugs,before other people start taking the law into their own hands.
  • by obama voter on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    Man everbody no he di'nt do it.If you done believe it juss acks him.
  • by Blond Location: Bertie county on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    I don't know what in the world is wrong with that guy. Jason was a person that everyone loved. He was a fun person to be around and he will truly be missed by everyone. May the family be blessed during this rough time!
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      by joe on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:04 PM in reply to Blond
      shawntal tyler should get checked out also he was around jason all that day also and that kid couldn't of did that by his self
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        by smh on Oct 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM in reply to joe
        Wow will you please let the criminal justice system take care of this. No need to get up here and start snitching about something you don't know anything about. If that is the case then you need to be a suspect too for knowing more than the police know. Maybe you helped and trying to blame it on somebody else. Bumboclot!!!!!
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          by Uno on Oct 13, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to smh
          R.I.P J- HOVA YOU WILL TRUELY BE MISSED FAM ONE OF THE MOST COOLEST DUDES IVE KNOWN
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