Thursday 19 Sep 2019

Two Charged In Relation To La Grange Robbery, Murders

Two more suspects are charged in connection to a 2017 botched robbery that resulted in a triple murder.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office reports Jaleik Pridgen of Greenville and Brianna M. Wooten of Kinston were arrested Tuesday.  Pridgen and Wooten are both charged with Accessory after the Fact to a Homicide.  Their bonds were each set at $50,000 secured.

The sheriff’s office says the charges relate to the assistance allegedly given by Pridgen and Wooten following the November 12th, 2017 attempted robbery and resulting murders on the 300 block of W. Queen Street in La Grange. One of the decedents at the scene, Jerrell M. Pridgen of Goldsboro, is believed to have been another of the suspects that attempted to commit the robbery.  The two other victims killed in the botched robbery were identified as John W. Johnson, Jr. of Sumter, SC and Roderick W. Gillett of La Grange.

Pridgen and Wooten are accused of helping to hide the firearms used in the incident as well as transporting one of the suspects involved.

Terrance Outlaw, Jr., Shonquez Robinson and Tiquon Brown have already been arrested in relation to the crime.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the case.

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