Jones County Murder Suspect Due In Court

The suspect in the murder of a Jones County man found dead at his home last week is due in court Friday.

Dennis Lewis, 52, of Jacksonville is scheduled to make an appearance in court Friday morning as he faces charges in the murder of Edward Earl Bell III.

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A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a Jones County man found dead at his home last week.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Dennis Lewis of Jacksonville was taken into custody Tuesday night just after 7:00 and charged him with one open count of murder in the death of Edward Earl Bell III.

Bell was discovered shot at his home at 3421 Highway 58 South in Pollocksville. Lewis is in the Jones County Jail under no bond. His first court first appearance will be Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Jones County Superior Court.

Jones County lawmen now say they suspect foul play in the death of a man last week.

The body of Edward Bell III was found at his home off Highway 58 south of Pollocksville on Thursday. The man had been shot.

Deputies had not released much information about the death, but this weekend in a news release they said the circumstances surrounding the 62-year-old man's death was suspicious and they suspect foul play.

The SBI, along with Maysville police and Onslow County deputies are assisting in the investigation.

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Sheriff deputies are investigating a shooting death at home in Jones County.

It happened on Highway 58 in Pollocksville.

Detectives were called out to the scene around noon Thursday.

Authorities are not say much at this time, but, one of our reporters on the scene spoke to who appeared to be a family member. When asked what happened, he said, he thinks his brother is dead.

We'll bring you more information on this story as we get it.

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