Six law enforcement teams arrest Mount Olive murder suspect in Duplin County

WARSAW, N.C. (WNCT)- The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports they’ve arrested Omar Acuna in connection to a murder in Mount Olive earlier this month.

On Monday, detectives with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a possible location of Acuna. They then headed to Duplin County and met up with other law enforcement officers. A briefing was held before the officers went to the 700 block of Revelle Rd. in Warsaw.

Upon arrival, the officers announced their identity. Someone inside the home came outside and met with the officers. This occupant identified himself as Patrick White and, when asked, he told the officers that another person named Wilburn was inside the home.

Patrick White allowed the officers into his home and, upon entry, the officers located the murder suspect in a bed. When the murder suspect observed the officers entering, the suspect grabbed a .45 caliber handgun from under his pillow.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team immediately stopped the threat and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The weapon was also seized and is being held as evidence in this case.

Acuna was transported to Wayne County to be interviewed by detectives. After being interviewed, he was taken to the Wayne County Detention Center where he received no bond for the charge of murder.

During Acuna’s arrest, evidence was seen in plain view, which led Duplin County authorities to charge 34-year-old Patrick White of Warsaw with Harboring a Fugitive from Justice and Accessory after the fact to Murder. He was taken to the Duplin County Detention Center where he received a $50,000.00 bond.

Assisting in the arrest of both subjects were: Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Squad, Duplin County Sheriff’s Office SRT Team, NCSBI Fugitive Task Force and DEA.


MOUNT OLIVE, NC (WNCT) – Deputies in Wayne Couny are searching for a murder suspect in Mount Olive.

32-year-old Omar Acuna, also known as Twin, is wanted in the murder of 47-year-old David Vasquez.

On Saturday afternoon at approximately 1 o’clock, deputies responded to 271 Zion Church Road in Mount Olive in reference to a person being shot. When they arrived on the scene, they found a Hispanic male lying in the back yard with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Wayne County EMS responded and declared Vasquez dead at the scene.

Deputies issued felony warrants for murder on Acuna after witnesses were interviewed.

Acuna is described as a Hispanic male, 5ft. 6in, 250 pounds, and confined to a wheelchair. His last known address was Hwy 403 West, Faison, NC. Acuna was last seen driving an older model full size, standard cab Chevrolet Truck, low rider style, two tone, burgundy over cream, or tan, with large chrome rims.

Deputies say Acuna should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on Acuna’s whereabouts, you’re urged to dial 911, contact Detective Eric Pierce at 919-731-1481, or call Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

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