Williamston Homicide Suspect In Custody

Williamston police say the man wanted for killing his father-in-law turned himself into authorities late Thursday night.

Travis Capeheart, 23, turned himself in at the Williamston Police Department around 11 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release. Capeheart was charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Bertie Martin Regional Jail.

Capeheart is scheduled to appear in Martin County District Court on October 24.

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Williamston police are looking for a murder suspect who they say shot and killed his father-in-law this morning.

Dead is Miguel Pedro of Williamston. The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. at a home at 819 West Main Street.

Wanted for Pedro's murder is Travis Capehart of Gumb Tree Trail. Police say the 23-year-old man was the victim's estranged son-in-law.

Anyone with information on the murder or the location of Capehart should contact the Williamston Police Department at 252-792-2124, Martin County Crime Stoppers at 252-792-8800 or their local law enforcement agency.

Capehart has a prior record for communicating threats in 2009 and has other pending charges.

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Williamston police say they are investigating a homicide this morning.

It happened at a home in the 800 block of West Main Street. Neighbors say they saw police activity just before school this morning.

Police tape surrounded the neatly-kept one-story white frame house, while lawmen searched woods behind the home. A neighbor says some six or seven people lived at the home.

Police have not said who was killed, or it they have a suspect.

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