Third suspect arrested on first-degree murder charge of Pitt County mother

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Officials with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office announced another arrest in the January 13, shooting death of Marshayla Pasley and the shooting of a minor on Long Drive in Greenville.

This is the third arrest so far in this murder case. 20-year-old Ja’keis Spencer Wiggins of Snow Hill was charged with:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Attempted First Degree Murder (2 Counts)
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury
  • Discharge Weapon into Occupied Dwelling

Wiggins received no bond on the murder charge.  He received a bond of $2,500,000 on the other charges.  He remains in custody at the Pitt County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing. 


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A woman was killed and a child was injured in a shooting that happened Wednesday night in Greenville.

Deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2004 Long Dr. in Greenville at around 9:25 p.m. to a call of a reported shooting. They found Marshayla Pasley, 20, unresponsive. She died at the scene.

Investigators said multiple shots had been fired into the home from the outside. Pasley and her 3-year-old son were both hit. The boy was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he was being treated.

A third person, Raeshon Peoples, was in the home but was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777 or online at

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