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Franklinton Man Allegedly Pours Gas/Sets Fire to Victim

Press Release:

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit arrested William Thomas Hester, a Franklin County resident on February 5, 2017 and charged him with: First Degree Arson and Felony Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on February 5, 2017 at 17 Highland Way, Franklinton. The suspect, William Hester, is alleged to have thrown gasoline on the victim (Adrian Mayo) and set him on fire. Mr. Mayo is currently in the Burn Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Mr. Hester is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $503,000 secured bond.

William Thomas Hester

17 Highland Way, Franklinton

11-07-1971

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry M. Wright

Chief of Staff

Arrest Made in association with Triple Homicide

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit arrested a Pitt County resident on January 3, 2017 and charged her with:

Three (3) counts of Accessory after the fact to homicide.

This is in connection to a triple homicide that occurred in Franklin County on March 26, 2016. On April 1, 2016 Darius Revel Robinson was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder in the deaths of Keisha Livingston, Shamare Harris and Diana Edgerton.

Ms. Taylor is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

Marissa Shontay Taylor

803 Peedee Drive Apartment 8

Greenville, NC 27834

05-24-1989

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 Roberts at 919-340-4312.

Terry M. Wright

Chief of Staff