Two more men charged in death of Alamance County man

Marteese Rasheed Martin, 25, of Burlington, and Solomon Gerard Tate, 23, of Greensboro.

Marteese Rasheed Martin, 25, of Burlington, and Solomon Gerard Tate, 23, of Greensboro.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Authorities said two more people were arrested in the homicide of a man whose body was found late last month in Burlington.

Marteese Rasheed Martin, 25, of Burlington, was arrested Friday and Solomon Gerard Tate, 23, of Greensboro, arrested Saturday, according to Alamance County deputies.

Deputies said Martin was charged with first degree murder and Tate with accessory after the fact (of first degree murder).

Both suspects were charged by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in the death of 47-year-old Kenneth Joel Clapp.

Martin’s arrest comes a week after 24-year-old Graham resident Cameron Romero Graves turned himself in to county authorities in connection to Clapp’s murder.

A man told deputies he spotted what he first thought to be a mannequin about 30 yards from the roadway near an abandoned structure in a rural area of Louis Graham Road.

Deputies said the man discovered it to be a body when he got closer. They said the victim’s body “experienced significant trauma.”

Deputies said they believe the victim had been dead for less than 24 hours by the time his body was discovered. They said they believe he was not killed at the location his body was discovered.

Detectives said they were able to determine the victim’s identity by tracing a receipt found on the body.

Deputies said all three suspects were placed in the Alamance County Jail. Officials said the investigation is ongoing.

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