The office of Alamance County’s sheriff has announced the arrest of several suspects in its first murder investigation of the New Year.
According to the sheriff’s office, three individuals who have been charged in this case were eventually apprehended in Greensboro after the fatal shooting, which occurred on the outskirts of Burlington in the small hours on Monday, January 4.
The victim, who the sheriff’s office has identified as William Gene Williams III, was gunned down in his home at 2233 Durham Street Extension just after midnight. Williams ultimately died from his wounds despite another resident’s efforts to resuscitate him, which were later continued by paramedics when they arrived on the scene.
According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses to the crime informed deputies that Williams’ killer and two other black males had left the scene in a blue Nissan Altima after the shooting. Members of Elon’s municipal police force later spotted a matching vehicle along University Drive, although they were unable to get the driver to stop before he reached I-85/40. According to the sheriff’s office, the police officers nevertheless kept their eyes on the vehicle, which was later pulled over in Greensboro by members of that city’s police department.
The office of Alamance County’s sheriff has identified Williams’ alleged killer as Isaac Jermaine Weathersby IV. A 19-year-old black male who hails from 723 Habersham Road in High Point, Weathersby currently faces felony-level charges for first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and the larceny of a firearm. He has been incarcerated in Alamance County without bond since his arrest.
The sheriff’s office has identified one of Weathersby’s alleged accomplices as Carlos Demetrius Robert Rogers, a 19-year-old black male from 808 Putnam Street in High Point. Rogers, who has been placed under a $50,000 bond, has been charged as an accessory after the fact to first degree murder. He also faces another felony charge for his alleged role in a conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
The same charge of felony conspiracy has also been filed against the third suspect in this case – a 17-year-old High Point resident that the sheriff’s office hasn’t publicly identified due to his status as a juvenile.