New arrest in Dec. 2 Elizabeth City shootings   

By on January 19, 2022

Manteo mother and daughter were among the victims

(Elizabeth City Police Department)

Terence Tyrone Seymore

The Elizabeth City Police Department has announced the Jan. 11 arrest of another suspect in a Dec. 2 shooting that took the lives of Jaquan Tobias White of Elizabeth City and two Manteo residents, Takeyia De’Shay Berry and her three-year-old daughter, Allura Pledger. On Dec. 16, 2021, the Elizabeth City Police announced the arrest of Ricky Lewis Etheridge, Jr. for those murders.

Here is a statement on the latest arrest.

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a collaborative effort between the Elizabeth City Police Department, United States Marshall Services Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force in conjunction with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office took Terence Tyrone Seymore into custody on an outstanding fugitive warrant for the deaths of Jaquan Tobias White, Takeyia De’Shay Berry and Allura Pledger.

Terence Tyrone Seymore was taken into custody in New Bern, North Carolina and transported to Albemarle District Jail where he is currently held under $1,001,000.00 secured bond. Terence Tyrone Seymore was wanted on three (3) counts of Murder, two (2) counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, and one (1) count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill and Inflict Serious Injury as a result of the shooting and subsequent homicides that occurred in Elizabeth City on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

The Elizabeth City Police Department is actively investigating this incident that also left three additional victims injured from the shooting.

  • Roderick White, black male, age 40, 800-block Brooks Avenue, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
  • James Harris, black male, age 29, 1000-block landfill Road, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
  • Terry Griffin, black male, age 20, 100-block Graves Avenue, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

The Elizabeth City Police Department would like to thank the joint efforts of all law enforcement agencies that assisted in the investigation and apprehension of Terence Tyrone Seymore including: Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Norfolk Police Department Fugitive Task Force and Special Operations Team, and the U.S. Marshals Service Office’s Carolina’s Regional Fugitive Taskforce and Regional Fugitive Task Force.

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See what people are saying:

  • Stephen McK

    Why would anyone arrested for such terrible crimes be allowed to be held subject to ANY bond? Even if it is for seven figures. My understanding that murder raps were not bondable. Does anyone know the answer?

    Wednesday, Jan 19 @ 12:21 pm