News Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff Office
July 5, 2017
On June 26, 2017, Tommie Lowery, of Tarboro, was shot multiple times while walking in Pine Valley Mobile Home Park outside Princeville. He was transported to Vidant Pitt Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital.
Detectives working the case developed the suspects Kendric Jamail “Kutt” Knight and Daniel Deshaun “Murdoc” Thomas. Between witness interviews and other evidence, Detectives were able to obtain warrants for arrest for Kendric Knight and Daniel Thomas.
On July 3, 2017, Deputies, along with Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, and NCSBI Violent Fugitive Taskforce were able to take Kendric Knight into custody on Highway 42 at the intersection of US 258 South. During the arrest of Knight, the driver of the vehicle he was in was arrested as well. Later in the evening, officers were able to arrest Daniel Thomas.
Arrested and charged are the following:
Charges: Attempt First Degree Murder, Assault With Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill, and Felony Conspiracy
Charge: Felony Conspiracy
Charge: Carrying Concealed Gun
We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, and NCSBI Violent Fugitive Taskforce in this investigation and these arrests.
Sheriff Cleveland Atkinson, Jr.