UPDATE: Third suspect charged in 2018 homicide in Rocky Mount

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) The Rocky Mount Police Department has charged a third suspect in a 2018 homicide case.

Sherrod Donte Joyner was charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

On February 14, Joyner was found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in Nash County Superior Court.

He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Co-defendant Brian Patrick Barnes’ court date is scheduled for June 2020.

RMPD said on July 1, 2019, officers arrested Brian Patrick Barnes,31, of Rocky Mount, and charged him with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Detectives say at 1:30 a.m. on June 30, 2018, Barnes and Courtney Ramos fatally shot Antwon T. Chisley, age 38, of Rocky Mount, as they robbed him at gunpoint in the 100 block of Sullivan Lane.

Ramos was arrested on July 6, 2018, and was charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Barnes and Ramos are currently being held in the Nash County Detention Center without bond.

If anyone has information contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or the Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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