Greenville PD: Man arrested in weekend homicide


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Detectives with the Greenville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit have made an arrest in a weekend homicide.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Greenville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a gas leak at 504 B Roundtree Drive.

When authorities arrived they discovered 70-year-old Leonard Shackleford Sr. dead inside.

Evidence located at the scene leads detectives to believe the death is suspicious in nature.

They are treating it as a homicide.

Detectives are still waiting for an official ruling from the Pitt County Medical Examiners office.

41-year-old Roland Thomas Barrett of Greenville has been charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of Shackleford.

According to police, Barrett is an acquaintance of Shackleford.

Barrett is currently en-route to the Pitt County Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges are expected.

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