A third arrest has been made in a double homicide in Johnston County.
Tuesday morning, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced the apprehension of 28 year-old Jeremy Kyle Price of Highway 222 East, Kenly. Price is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the March 10, 2016 homicides of Matthew Jones and Jessica Pyatte. Price was located in Wayne County Tuesday morning and taken into custody before being transported to the Johnston County Jail where he was served with the felony warrants.
The victims were shot multiple times inside a singlewide mobile home on Unity Drive in southern Johnston County. Autopsy reports indicated two different weapons were used in the fatal shootings. Pyatte, 24, was shot seven times. Jones, 30, died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Gerald Thomas Paul Jr., 21, of Erwin was charged a week after the slayings with the murders. Tara Nicole Wilson, 19, of Dunn was charged that same month as an accessory.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office did not say what led to the charges against Price, however, Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said the investigation into the slayings was still ongoing and additional charges have not been ruled out.
A motive for the murders has never been disclosed.