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UPDATE: More charges announced after body found in trunk of car

Top left clockwise:  Robinson, Shearin, Squire, Person
Top left clockwise: Robinson, Shearin, Squire, Person(WITN)
Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 7:53 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 10:04 AM EST
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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - More charges have been announced after police say they found the body of a man in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop.

Shantron Person, Ralik Robinson, Trevathan Shearin and Deluntae Squire are all facing murder charges after Roanoke Rapids police say they found the body of 23-year-old Trevon Fields in the trunk of the car they were driving.

Officers say they initially pulled the car over for speeding. During a search of the car, police say they found four guns, along with marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

All four men have additionally been charged with concealment of death. Person is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and speeding, while Robinson is facing drug charges.

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Four men are facing charges after a police officer who pulled their car over for speeding found a body in the trunk.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said a Roanoke Rapids police officer stopped the car around 1 a.m. Monday.

Authorities said the officer found the body of 23-year-old Trevon Quantavius Fields of Roanoke Rapids in the trunk of the car.

Ralik Robinson, Trevathann Myquan Shearin, Shantron Avondre Person and Deluntae Jaequon Squire were all arrested and charged with murder.

They are being held without bond and scheduled for court appearances on Wednesday.

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