Sheriff: 2 men wanted in Greene Co. murder

SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies in Greene County have obtained warrants for the arrest of two men after finding a body burned beyond recognition on Wednesday morning.

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith says investigators have obtained warrants for murder against 37-year-old Hadie Markeith Jones of Hookerton and 37-year-old Julius Lavon Mumford of Snow Hill. Both are charged with an open count of murder.

He says the investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 252-747-3411 or the SBI Hotline at 336-209-5201.

Smith that the body discovered in the vehicle fire found on Wednesday morning has been identified as 40-year-old Tyrone Robinson Jr. of Kinston. Robinson’s cause of death has not yet been determined and the investigation is still on going.

Deputies discovered Robinson’s body in a burned vehicle Wednesday around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Edwards Rd. and Gray Rd.

Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram tells WNCT 9 On Your Side that he believes the case is connected to one of his own. On Tuesday, Ingram says a woman was shot in Greene County and then walked to a home on Johnson Road in Kinston.

Ingram says the woman suffered wounds to her hand and shoulder. He adds that he believes she’s since been released from the hospital.

Ingram tells hat he thinks the body found in the car, now identified as Robinson, may have had some sort of relationship with the woman. He says that he has turned over his case to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and that he thinks deputies have since talked with the female shooting victim.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is working with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on the case.

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