4 more suspects arrested in deadly Northampton home invasion

Shirley Williams (top left), Eric Vaughn Jr. (top right), Deshawn Beverly (bottom left), Deshy Gatling (bottom right) (Photo courtesy of the Northampton County Sheriff's Office)

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office says they have four more suspects in custody in a case involving a deadly home invasion in Woodland.

On October 2, authorities arrested and charged the following people:

  • Shirley Williams, 22
  • Deshy Obraint Gatling, 23
  • Deshawn Lamont Beverly, 26
  • Eric Vaughn Jr.

All are being charged with:

  • One count of first degree murder
  • Two counts of first degree kidnapping
  • Six counts of second degree kidnapping
  • One count of larceny after breaking and entering
  • One count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • One count of first degree burglary
  • One count of robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • One count of injury to personal property

The sheriff’s office says that on Sept. 22, deputies were called to the Arrowhead Mobile Home Park about gunshots being fired. When deputies arrived to the scene, they found Edward Phipps, 49, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Raquan Williams (Photo courtesy of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office)

Phipps was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

An investigation of the incident found that the shooting was part of a home invasion of the victim’s home. 22-year-old Raquan Omar Williams was arrested in connection on Sept. 25.

Williams’ charges include:

  • One count of first degree murder
  • Eight counts of first degree kidnapping
  • Three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • One count of first degree burglary
  • One count of larceny after breaking and entering
  • One count of injury to personal property

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