MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — A Morehead City couple is facing murder charges after the stabbing death of a man where the suspect fled to Tennessee.
On August 16, deputies with the Putnam County (Tennessee) Sheriff’s Office served Nicholas “Nico” Chino Ayodoro, 31, of Willis Mobile Home Park, 3114 Bridges St., in Morehead City with one open count of Murder following a warrant issued by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office on August 3.
Officials said Ayodoro was arrested under the alias of Andres Ramirez-Gomez on July 30 following an attempted robbery and car-jacking by knifepoint that occurred at a gas station in Tennessee.
On August 4, Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Margarita Ramon Campos, 43, also of Willis MHP, Morehead City for one count of Accessory After the Fact of Murder.
Investigators said on June 25, a fight happened between Ayodoro and the victim, Angel Jhonny Perez De Los Santos, 40, outside his home in Country Pines Mobile Home Park, 516 Broad Creek Loop Road in the Broad Creek community of Newport.
During the fight, De Los Santos was stabbed three times in the torso. The victim was transported to Naval Medical Center on Camp Lejeune and then airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He died on July 13 after being in critical condition since the stabbing.
Detectives say Ayodoro fled North Carolina with the assistance of Campos after the incident. On July 13, De Los Santos succumbed to his injuries.
Extradition arrangements were underway for Ayodoro to be transported back to North Carolina. Campos remained in the Carteret County Jail with no bond.