Suspect arrested in Fayetteville kidnapping, murder


Anthony Solomon Porter

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville police said they’ve arrested a second suspect in connection with a kidnapping and murder last weekend and are looking for two more.

Police said 36-year-old Anthony Solomon Porter was arrested Friday in the 6000 block of Gavins Street, near Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Porter, along with three others – 20-year-old Kourtney Terrell Reed, 31-year-old Kelly Eugene Elliott and 31-year-old Eric Lamont Phillips, face charges in the death of Errol Williams on Sept. 1.

Detectives said 27-year-old Williams was kidnapped at a Kangaroo gas station on Bragg Boulevard and forced to drive to the Shaw Heights area. Authorities said he was shot and killed when he tried to escape.

Phillips was arrested by Fayetteville police on Tuesday. Authorities are still searching for Reed and Elliott. Police said the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police said the suspects went back to the convenience store Sunday afternoon and stole the store’s video surveillance system. They also allegedly robbed two more people and left in the same Kia used earlier in the day.

Authorities have also identified Porter and Phillips in connection with several armed robberies in Fayetteville.

Porter is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, conspiracy to commit a felonious assault and two counts robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The suspect also has active warrants in Raleigh for two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities said Phillips is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $75,000 secured bond on two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.

Police have also identified a person of interest in the homicide investigation as 21-year-old Joseph DeShawn Haskins. Detectives are requesting that Haskins come forward and speak with them.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Reed or Elliott is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1690 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

WTVD contributed to this report

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