The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is informing the public to be on the lookout for two suspects involved in a murder investigation.
According to Capt. Patrick Jacobs with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Northampton County Sheriff’s office, warrants have been issued for 29-year-old Jaques Jefferson of Roanoke Rapids and for 22 year old Jakeenen Jefferson, 22, of Littleton, N.C. with regards to an incident at a birthday party on Craige Street in Gaston on Jan. 25 that left one man, 53-year-old Dexter Robinson dead.
“Through investigation procedures conducted by the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office, Gaston Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations more arrest warrants have been obtained involving the shooting / homicide case that occurred on Friday Jan. 25 in Gaston, N.C.,” Jacobs said.
According to Jacobs, warrants were issued on Jaques Jefferson on Jan. 29. He is being charged with one count of felony attempted first degree murder, one count of felony first degree murder, one count of felony inciting a riot and one county of felony possession of a firearm by a felon.
“Warrants have not been served and this subject is to be considered armed and dangerous,” Jacobs said. “Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jacques Jefferson is encouraged to contact the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office at 252-534-2611 or the Crime Stoppers Line at 252-534-1110.”
Jacobs said on Feb. 4, a warrant was obtained on Jakeenen Jefferson for one count of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon with regards to this incident.
“This warrant has not been served,” Jacobs said.
Sheriff Jack Smith with Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office stated that the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and encourages help from the public.
“I want to thank all the agencies that helped with the initial investigation and arrest,” Smith said. “This is a very unfortunate situation that occurred and our agency takes cases of this magnitude very seriously. We will investigate it to the fullest extent.
Jacobs said that, as of Jan 31, six people have already been arrested, including Keyshawn Boswell, 22, of Littleton, N.C. Boswell was arrested Jan. 26 on unrelated charges for probation violation. In the Craige Street homicide, he is charged with one count of felony inciting a riot, one count going armed to terror of people, and three counts of felony assault on law enforcement officers with a firearm, felony discharging a weapon into occupied property, two counts of felony assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious bodily injury, and possess / sell alcoholic beverage with no permit. He received a $100,000 secured bond and next court date set for Feb. 21.
Authorities also arrested Kemesha Squire, 29, of Gaston. She is charged with one count of felony inciting a riot, one count felony obstruction of justice, and one count felony accessory after the fact. She received a $100,000 secured bond and her next court date was set for Feb. 7.
Donovan Edwards, 23, of Roanoke Rapids is charged with one count of accessory after the fact to first degree murder and two counts of accessory after the fact to assault with deadly weapon intent to inflict serious injury. He received a $290,000 secured bond and next court date was set for Feb. 21.
Jessica Davis, 28 was also arrested for possessing/sell alcoholic beverage with no permit and possess/consume fortified wine, liquor, mixed beverages on unauthorized premises. She received a $1,500 secured bond and her next court date was set for Feb 19.
Tracy Davis, 45, of Gaston was served warrants for possessing/sell alcoholic beverage with no permit. She received a $1,000 secured bond and next court date set for Feb. 19.
According to Jacobs, Richard Squire, 25, of Gaston turned himself in at Halifax Co. Sheriff’s Office where he was served outstanding warrants for one count of felony discharging a firearm into occupied property, one count of felony inciting a riot, and one count of going armed to the terror of people. He received a $60,000 secured bond and next court date set for Feb. 14.
“This investigation is still on-going and more arrest are to be expected,” Jacobs said. “We would like to thank Roanoke Rapids Police Department, North Caroline State Bureau of Investigation, Gaston Police Department, the Down East Task Force, and Halifax Co. Sheriff’s Office for their joint assistance in the arrest of these individuals. We would like to also thank EMS services for their assistance with the victims on date of incident, Halifax Co. Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol for their help on date of incident.”