Police nab pool hall murder suspects in Petersburg

Posted on: 5:16 pm, February 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:42pm, February 23, 2014

Petersburg suspects

Christina Nicole Barnes, James Keith Nelson, Dudley Lamar Kee, Erica Delvern Burnell (SOURCE: Petersburg police)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) — Petersburg police arrested four suspects Sunday in connection with a North Carolina man’s murder at a pool hall last week.

According to Petersburg police, James Keith Nelson and Dudley Lamar Kee were wanted by police in Raleigh, N.C. for the death of Marcus Rasheed Owens on Feb. 18.

WRAL reports that Owens died in the hospital late Friday after he was shot just before midnight Tuesday at  at Bar and Billiards on South Saunders St. in Raleigh.

Investigators said Owens was shot after a verbal altercation.

Police said the suspects were arrested without incident Sunday morning at the Super 8 Motel in the 3000 block of  S. Crater Rd. in Petersburg.

The two were arrested, along with two North Carolina women. Erica Delvern Burnell and Christina Nicole Barnes, for their involvement after Owen’s murder.

All four suspects, which were  charged with being a fugitive from justice, are being held at the Petersburg City Jail pending extradition.

The arrest was a coordinated effort between the Raleigh and Petersburg police departments.


  • Cindy says:

    More scumbags off the streets! Behind bars the rest of their lives!

  • Manalishi says:

    Why do so many loyal democrats try to ide out in petersburg? Or maybe i forget,,, democrats,,,petersburg,,,, ok, it makes sense

  • Steve says:

    Manalisha, your ignorance is showing!

  • James Hamilton says:

    Another fine way for the Obama lovers to celebrate Black History month.

  • PC says:

    “Ignorance” is the new “click word” passed out as Benevolent Democratic Talking Points to exhibit their inclusive love, kindness and caring.

    • Steve says:

      Um, no, PC. Ignorance in the case above is dumb-as-a-rock….looks like you qualify also.

      • Manalishi says:

        Now Steve, Please note that many (including yourself) just make petulant swipes at statements to mitigate your acceptance and tolerance of the democrat behavior the article is about.

        Please feel free to prove any of my statements wrong. Surely you don;t want to appear “dumb-as-a-rock….”

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