07/02/14 — Suspects sought in Greene County murder

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Suspects sought in Greene County murder

By John Joyce
Published in News on July 2, 2014 1:46 PM

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Derejay Williams Speede

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Jeremy M. Hinnant

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Daquan Alganon Hines

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Terrance Melton

Greene County Sheriff's Office investigators have charged two men from Goldsboro in connection with a murder dating back to April. Another Goldsboro man remains on the wanted list, as does a suspect from Snow Hill.

All four of the men were sought in connection with the April 24 murder of Linwood Jones, 49, who was shot and killed that night outside his Hookerton residence.

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith said his investigators still have not determined what led to the shooting.

Investigators first identified Derejay Williams Speede, 17, of Goldsboro, as a suspect. Speede, already in the Wayne County Jail at the time on armed robbery charges, was transferred to the Greene County Jail and charged with murder.

"Throughout the investigation, we identified three more suspects," Smith said.

On June 26, Jeremy M. Hinnant, 20, of Goldsboro, also was charged with the murder and placed in the Greene County Jail. Both men are held being without bond.

A third Goldsboro man, Daquan Alganon Hines, 20, along with Terrance Melton of Snow Hill are both wanted in connection with the killing.

"We are looking for them. We went by their parents' homes last night trying to find them. If anybody knows where they are, please call the sheriff's office," Smith said.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, or text tips to 919-222-4230. Information leading to a felony arrest is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Callers can contact the Greene County Sheriff's Office at 1-252-747-4311.