FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve made five additional arrests in connection to an April 26 homicide in Farmville.

Laquayvaious Tyson, 21, of Farmville, Devoshia Tyson, 22, of Snow Hill, Michael Tyson, 27, of Greenville, and Jarmar Dixon, 25, of Farmville, have all been charged with felony accessory after the fact of murder.

Cedric Dixon, 29, of Farmville, was charged with felony obstruction of justice.

According to a press release, 25-year old Tarvaris Rasheen Norville was arrested and charged with an open count of murder around 7:30 p.m. April 27. Norville was being held in the Pitt County Detention Center in lieu of $2,000,000 bail.

On April 26, deputies responded to 2522 Agustus Street in reference to someone being shot. Deputies found the victim, identified as 37-year old Simon Montreal Burroughs, dead from a gunshot to the leg.

“I am proud of my deputies who have worked so hard on this case and would not stop until an arrest was made. Their dedication to the safety and security to whom they serve always comes first every day and every night they come to work. I also want to thank all other law enforcement agencies who have provided assistance. Please join me and my office as we continue to pray for the family who lost their loved one,” says Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks.


Pitt County Sheriffs deputies are investigating a homicide after responding to a call of someone being shot Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at 2522 Augustus Street in Farmville.

When authorities arrived, they found the victim, 37-year-old Simon Montreal Burroughs, in the home dead with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Deputies said they are continuing to explore leads but have no suspects in custody.

“Nobody has the one statement we were looking for, but we have been able to locate a witness that heard a gunshot,” said Sheriff Neil Elks. “Another one heard it in the front yard, but nobody was actually standing there at the time to report the facts that’s were looking for.”

There is no word yet on a motive.

The sheriff said it is a very active investigation.