Suspect charged with murder in Greene Co. man’s death

SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies in Greene County have arrested a man and charged him with an open count of murder.

33-year-old Ricky Exum Jr. was arrested and charged Tuesday for the death James Ray Aytch.

Sheriff Lemmie Smith says that on Monday, August 3rd, an assault was reported at a home on Moye Lane in Greene County. Investigators looking into the report determined that Exum struck Aytch in the head with his fist causing him to collapse and become unresponsive. Aytch was transported to an area hospital where he died on Monday.

Exum is in the Greene County Jail under no bond. His next court date is set for August 21st.

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