Man arrested in murder of Bertie County taxi driver

Raqwan D. Freeman.  Credit: Bertie County Sheriff's Office
Raqwan D. Freeman. Credit: Bertie County Sheriff's Office

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A 21-year-old man is now facing charges in the murder of a beloved Bertie County taxi driver.

Bryan "Keith" Harrell
Bryan “Keith” Harrell

The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Raqwan D. Freeman was arrested in the death of Bryan Okeffee Harrell, and is charged with first-degree murder.

Harrell’s body was found Oct. 4 inside of a minivan in Windsor, North Carolina.

An autopsy later determined that he had been shot twice. Authorities had been offering a reward for any information that would lead to an arrest.

Freeman is also facing charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and financial card fraud in connection with his arrest.

He is being held at the Bertie/Martin Regional Jail without bond.