Man & woman arrested in Wilson homicide

Published: Mar. 25, 2019 at 10:41 AM EDT
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A man and a woman have been arrested for the armed robbery and murder of a Wilson man early Monday morning.

Wilson police say Jimmie Turner, Jr., of Kenly, and Ashley Harrell, of Stantonsburg, have both been charged with first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Evard Artis was found around 1:30 a.m. Monday lying in the front yard of his home on Stadium Street. The 63-year-old man had been shot, according to police.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

An Eastern Carolina man was found dead outside his home following a shooting early this morning.

Wilson police say it happened on Stadium Street around 1:30 a.m.

Officers found Evard Artis lying in the front yard of his home.

Despite life-saving efforts, the 63-year-old man died at the scene.

Police have not said anything about a possible motive or if there are any suspects in the homicide.

Anyone with information about Artis' murder should call the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323 or the Wilson Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.