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Man wanted in Tuesday murder surrenders

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A man wanted in a Tuesday night murder on the outskirts of Roanoke Rapids surrendered and is in jail without opportunity for bond.

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said Matthew James Scott, 19, surrendered to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department today.

The sheriff said Scott has not made a statement about the shooting death of 20-year-old Sequan Flemming, whose murder he is charged with.

The sheriff has declined to discuss motive in the murder, which occurred in the Branch Avenue and Bowser Street area of Roanoke Rapids.

Deputies responded to the call around 6 p.m.

Flemming was rushed to a hospital by family members and was pronounced dead by medical staff.

Tripp said said the city police department was instrumental in the case. “They helped us tremendously. They have assisted us greatly in the apprehension of the suspect.”

Scott has a November 15 court date.


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