03/11/11 — Fugitive to appear on TV show

View Archive

Fugitive to appear on TV show

By Gary Popp
Published in News on March 11, 2011 1:46 PM

Derrick Raymont Best, the man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl on Day Circle in February, will be profiled on "America's Most Wanted" Saturday night.

The show is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on Fox Network.

Authorities have been looking for Best for several weeks and have received a number of tips but none have led to his capture.

"It is great they are doing this for us," said Goldsboro Police Sgt. Dwayne Dean said. "With the high viewership of "America's Most Wanted" we are hoping it will yield more tips on Best's possible location."

Dean said the more attention put on Best, the better the chance someone will provide information to the police.

"It always helps when an individual can stay in the forefront," Dean said.

Dean said this is the first time that the television show has reached out to the police department at least since the late 1990s, when he joined the investigations division.

Best is wanted for the shooting of Princess Shelby King who was one of several children playing on a playground about 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon.

Princess was killed by a stray bullet, fired during an altercation between Best and another man.

"We continue to ask the public to contact the police department it they have any information on Best or his location," Dean said.

Community members can reach Crime Stoppers at 735-2255. People are not required to give their identities when contacting Crime Stoppers.

The lead investigator in the case, C.A. Melvin, can be contacted directly at 919-580-4212.