Sheriff warns of scam targeting residents

Police are searching for a homicide suspect, according to a news advisory sent out by Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields.

Sheriff deputies were dispatched Friday morning to the 100 block of Merritt Drive near Carthage.

“Upon arrival at the scene, Deputies found an unresponsive male subject lying beside the house,” said the advisory. “The victim died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained.  The victim is identified as William Earl Jones Wright, Jr., 32, of Southern Pines.”

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that results in the arrest of anyone responsible for the death of the victim.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Crime Tip Line at 910.947.4444.

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