Henderson man charged with 2nd-degree murder in 2017 Greenville overdose death


A Henderson man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the 2017 overdose death of a man at a motel in Greenville. 

Floyd T. Thorpe Jr., 25, of Henderson, was charged with second-degree murder.

The Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team along with the State Bureau of Investigation Missing Person and Fugitive Task Force and the Oxford Police Department located Thorpe outside of a house located on Summitt Avenue in Oxford.

On December 7, 2017, Greenville police officers were dispatched to Affordable Suites located on Dansey Road, in reference to a death investigation.  

Officers said they found Vincent Rodenwold, 30, of Franklinton, dead from an apparent drug overdose.

Toxicology results revealed Rodenwold died from combined Heroin and fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl toxicity. 

Investigation led detectives with the Greenville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit to identify Thorpe as Rodenwold’s drug supplier.

Thorpe was charged in connection to Rodenwold’s death.

He was sent to the Granville County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond. 

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