Press Release – October 13, 2020 – Vance County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Curtis Brame
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:52p.m., the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and the Henderson Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to 956 David Street, Henderson, North Carolina regarding a shooting. Once at the scene, Deputies discovered gunshot wounds to the deceased victim Willard Ray Dement Jr. (Age 38), Misty Boyd (Age 42) and a juvenile. Misty and the juvenile were transported to Maria Parham Hospital. Misty was later air lifted to Duke Medical Center and the juvenile was treated and released from Maria Parham Hospital.
Deputies and Police Officers patrolled the area and located a person of interest Dequante Jabree Terry (Age 24). Terry was detained and brought to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office. The Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrived at the scene along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and began to conduct interviews in the neighborhood.
Terry was later charged with 1st Degree Murder, 2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with the Intent to Kill, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Attempted Armed Robbery.
Terry is being held without bond on the 1st Degree Murder charge and $750,000.00 bond for his other charges. Terry’s court date was set for October 20, 2020.
The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding this incident. Please contact the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 252-738-2200. This investigation is continuing.
Sheriff Curtis Brame