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For Immediate Release

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December 09, 2013 SDUSM Mike Potter, Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8704
U.S. Marshals Arrest Two in Cold Case

Greensboro, NC – On November 25, 2013 at 05:48 AM, Percibal Lesean Pettiford-Bynum, a 26 year old, black male was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), the Person County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilson Police Department. Pettiford-Bynum was arrested without incident at 254 Hunter’s Edge Road in Timberlake, NC.

On the same morning, Donnie Hayes Jr., a 30 year old, black male was also arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), the Durham Police Department, and the Wilson Police Department. Hayes was taken into custody at his residence of 53 Lawson Street Apt. E in Durham, NC.
Both individuals were arrested in connection to the January 4, 2011 homicide of Omar Shariff Harris.

Investigators say Harris was shot and killed at his Rasberry Drive home in Wilson. Pettiford-Bynum and Hayes along with two other individuals, James Bernette Jones, 47, and Angelo Lindovis Jones, 53, were charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first degree burglary. The Jones’ were arrested on a later date by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Wilson Police Department.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole Division and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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