WADESBORO, N.C. — A 19-year-old Cheraw man is among four suspects arrested on murder charges Friday in a North Carolina man’s July 6 death.
Police said Phillip Lee Burgess’ body was found in the parking lot of the Hair Shack on U.S. 74 East in Wadesboro just after midnight.
Wadesboro police arrested Quentin Cornelius Teal, 22, of Wadesboro; Demetrian Alphonso Teal, 19, also of Wadesboro; James Edward Henderson Jr., 19, of Cheraw, South Carolina; and Reginald Lamont Jenkins II, 19, of Morven, on Friday. The WPD and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation identified the suspects’ motive as robbery.
The men were charged with felony first-degree murder in Burgess’ death. All four suspects are being held without bond in the Anson County Jail.
In addition to the murder charge, Henderson is charged with hit and run/leaving the scene with property damage and resisting a public officer, according to Anson County jail records. Those charges have a combined secured bond of $2,500.
Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer expressed sympathy to Burgess’ family and thanked the SBI for its investigative help in a Friday statement.
“I would like to send my condolences to the victim’s family and thank them for their patience and trust they had in us during this investigation,” he said. “I would also like to thank the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Anson County Emergency Services for their assistance with this investigation.”
Reach reporter Imari Scarbrough of The Anson Record at 704-694-2161, ext. 2302, and follow her on Twitter @ImariScarbrough.