Person found dead in Ahoskie, suspect in custody, authorities say

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AHOSKIE, N.C. (WAVY) — An investigation is underway after authorities say a person was shot Friday morning in Ahoskie.

Ahoskie police chief Troy Fitzhugh confirmed officers and deputies with the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office responded to Church Street, where 33-year-old Dwight Nathaniel Saunders was found deceased. 

Fitzhugh later confirmed police were obtaining a search warrant to go into a home, and that a person of interest had been identified as 29-year-old Cola Terrell Harrell.

He was arrested later that day, according to Fitzhugh. 

Harrell was charged with first degree murder. 

This is a developing story. Stay with for updates.

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