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-Press Release, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
On September 18, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to 26 William Perry Road, Louisburg regarding a male subject assaulting his father by choking him. Upon arrival, deputies were unable to locate a pulse on the victim, who was identified as Darren Hobgood.
The Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team made entry into the residence and the suspect, Xavier Vishal Billups, was taken into custody without incident.
Mr. Billups was transported to Wake Medical Hospital and upon his release will be charged with Second Degree Murder.
Xavier Vishal Billups – 26 William Perry Road, Louisburg – 27 years of age
This matter remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone should have any additional information pertaining to this investigation, please call Detective Brian Jacobson at (919) 340–3285.