Middleburg, N.C. — A person arrested in rural southern Virginia late Thursday is suspected of killing a lady whose physique was discovered a number of hours earlier alongside Interstate 85 in Vance County.
The lady, later recognized as Cierra Jackson, of Richmond, Va., was discovered at about 3:30 p.m. on a northbound I-85 exit ramp close to U.S. Freeway 1 with wounds to her left leg and neck, authorities stated. Authorities initially believed she had been stabbed, however they stated Friday that she had suffered quite a few gunshot wounds.
Witnesses gave deputies an outline of a attainable suspect and automobile, which was then broadcast to regulation enforcement throughout North Carolina and Virginia.
On Thursday night time, a person went right into a comfort retailer in Dinwiddie, Va., off I-85 southwest of Petersburg, Va., stripped off his garments and tried to rob the shop, authorities stated.
“He was truly taking money out of the money register. The shop workers had left the shop,” Main W.B. Knott, of the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Workplace, instructed CNN affiliate WTVR. “[It was] simply very weird conduct.”
The sheriff’s workplace had to make use of a K9 to assist take the robber into custody, authorities stated.
Tikeise Kenshaun Johnson, 20, of Richmond, Va., was charged with quite a few crimes in reference to the theft.
Knott stated investigators had been working with the Vance County Sheriff’s Workplace and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Johnson’s connection to the lady’s dying.
Vance County investigators went to Dinwiddie to seek for any proof within the automotive Johnson was driving, based on WTVR.
No expenses have been filed but within the girl’s dying.
Lequan Chapman stated he noticed the lady’s physique on the highway.
“It’s actually unhappy, It’s very unhappy,” Chapman stated. “She was mendacity on the aspect of the highway coated in blood. Her entire shirt was coated in blood.”
Chapman watched as officers tried to assist.
“They flipped her over, did CPR and all that stuff. She wasn’t coming again,” he stated. “It’s actual tousled.”