Greenville man, Kinston woman charged in connection with card game murders

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Two more people have been charged in connection with a botched robbery of a card game where three people were killed back in 2017.

Lenoir County deputies say Jaleik Pridgen, of Greenville, and Brianna Wooten, of Kinston, were both charged with accessory after the fact to a homicide. The two were arrested Tuesday and jailed on $50,000 secured bonds.

Deputies say the two helped hide the guns used in the murders and drove one of the murder suspects out of town knowing they had been involved in the deadly shooting.

It was back on November 12,2017 that deputies responded to 308 W. Queen St. in La Grange for a report of shots fired. There they found John Johnson, Jr. and Roderick Gillette dead. Jerrell Pridgen, one of the suspects in the case, was killed during the course of the robbery. A third victim was injured.

So far deputies have charged Shonquez Robinson and Tiquon Brown with the actual murders, while Terrance Outlaw, Jr. was arrested last month on for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Deputies say they continue to work to identify any others who may have been part of the actual crime or those who helped afterward.