Second arrest made in West End homicide case

Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced a second arrest following an investigation into a homicide on Aug. 19, 2021 in the West End area of Moore County.

On Aug. 19, 2021, Moore County sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting death of Damon Harris, 30, in the 100 block of Pinehill Road.

On Sept. 16, 2021 Sheriff’s investigators arrested Arrington Fairley, 30, who was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with Harris’ death.

Second arrest made in homicide case

Arrington Fairley.

On October 10, 2022, sheriff’s investigators arrested a second person after physical evidence linked him to the 2021 homicide.

Ryan Simmons, 35, of Fayetteville, was apprehended in Hoke County following a joint operation between the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.

Simmons was transported to Moore County where he was charged with one count of first-degree murder and was committed to the Moore County Detention Center without bond pending a first court appearance in Moore County District Court on Wednesday, October 26.

Feature photo: Ryan Simmons.



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