Investigators still looking for information leading to deadly Nashville home invasion suspect(s)


NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Investigators with the Nashville Police Department continue to look for any information that may lead to the arrest in the homicide of Marquise Perry on November 14.

On Thursday investigators received information of a convicted felon selling a firearm.

Nashville police and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office initiated a vehicle stop at Oak Tree Apartments on First Street in Nashville and the defendant Jaquez Silver of Rocky Mount was arrested without incident.

At this point, there is no information that Silver was involved with the homicide of Perry.

Due to the criminal history of Silver, the ATF was contacted, and the criminal case was referred to them for federal prosecution. 

If you have any information contact the Nashville Police Department.  There is a reward up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who committed the heinous act. 

Contact Sergeant Shockley at (252) 459-4545 or (252) 903-8166.  You may also contact Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111 or Fighting Crime NC at (  As always, you may remain anonymous.    


NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) The Nashville Police Department continues to investigate the homicide of Marquise Perry reported on November 14. 

The autopsy was completed by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Greenville on Monday and determined that the cause of death was a gunshot from a medium/large-caliber handgun. 

Investigators are looking for any video surveillance in and around the area during the time frame of the incident. 

Officials are looking for any suspicious activity near the area at the time of the crime. 

If you have any information contact our police department.  You may contact Sergeant Shockley at (252) 459-4545 or (252) 903-8166.  You may also contact Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111 or Fighting Crime NC at ( 


NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Officials are investigating a home invasion that left one person dead in Nashville.

On Thursday around 5:44 am the Nashville Police Department was dispatched to a shooting that was described as “just occurred” at Oak Tree apartment complex.

When police arrived on the scene as well as EMS, the victim was identified as 27-year-old Marquis Perry of 1847 First Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s girlfriend and a 12-year-old child were also present at the time of the incident.

Upon arrival, police found the victim’s girlfriend bound with zip ties to her wrists.

They were not physically harmed. 

The cause of death is believed to be a gunshot wound.

Investigators with the Nashville Police Department and surrounding agencies responded to the scene and are actively investigating.

The Nashville Police Department, with the assistance of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department, is currently processing the crime scene.

These agencies, as well as all of the first responders, continue to be a tremendous help in the investigation. 

It was an isolated event and is an ongoing investigation, there is no threat to the community. 

There was never a threat to the residents of Nashville, Nash Central Middle School, or Nashville Elementary School as earlier released.

The incident appears to have been an isolated incident and centralized in the Oak Tree apartment complex located at 1847 South First Street.

Investigators believe that it was an armed robbery that turned fatal.

Investigators are continuing to work around the clock investigating leads.

If you have any information contact Sgt. Shockley at 252-903-8166 or the police department at 252-459-4545 or you can call the twin county crime stoppers at 252-977-1111 with any information that will help to resolve this tragic crime.  You can remain anonymous.


NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is dead following an early morning home invasion on First Street in Nashville, police said.

Officers received the call around 5:45 a.m. from the Oak Tree Apartments off First Street.

Responding officers found that one person had been killed and two more people were inside the home.

They were uninjured in the incident.

Officers have executed a search warrant on the residence to obtain evidence, police said.

The incident occurred less than half-a-mile from Nash Central Middle School.

School administrators were made aware of the home invasion but the school was not placed on lockdown since it school was not in session.

Police have not identified the deceased person but did tell CBS 17 that a man, woman, and their 12-year-old son live inside the home. The mother and son and are at the police department.

Police have a program with social services called “Handle with Care” that works with the Department of Social Services. The department will inform the school that the student has gone through a traumatic experience and will help him with counseling.

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