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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The investigation into the murder after the East Columbus Whiteville football game is still very active. And now police are looking at possible links to the Jones case.

Darnell Frink, 22, was shot dead at Sam's Pit Stop in Lake Waccamaw. Only one person has been charged in the murder, but investigators say they still have other suspects.

Investigators say Frink was shot when four people wearing masks drove up in a silver Ford Taurus and opened fired in late September.

Lake Waccamaw Police arrested Connail Reeves in mid-November in connection with the murder. Investigators say forensic evidence found at the scene led to Reeves' arrest.

What links Delamez Jones, the boy found dead Wednesday to this crime is the fact that his cousin — 19-year-old Santonio Jenerette — was with Reeves at the time of his arrest.

Chief Hyatt of the Lake Waccamaw Police says he hopes to issue a warrant for at least one more suspect. That could happen as early as tomorrow. He would not say who that suspect is.

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4 Comments on "Police looking for links in Columbus County murders"

concerned columbus county native
2015 years 10 months ago

These crimes are hard for me to hear. I live in columbus county and I have never known our area to be such a place of murders and gangs as it has turned out to become the last 5 years. I grew up with some of these same people whom are now calling themselves gangbangers and these are not the same people. What has happened to our youth and how has it been allowed to get this far. I hope everyone realizes that these people committing these crimes are all under the age of 25. We have to protect our kids and ourselves and we need help here in columbus county. I can’t believe I have live in fear in my native county. We all need to pray for the deliverance of all our young people so that they may see the error in their ways.

James Robbins
2015 years 10 months ago

When my time has and I must go, weep not for me. Although you feel sadness, weep not for me. If you must cry let them be tears of joy. I’m happy, I’m free. So when my time has come, and I must say farewell, weep not for me. My heart goes out to the family of Rashad. We has a black community need to wake up and see what’s going on in our own backyard. Too many of our young brothers and sisters are being destroyed by violence and drugs. We as a people need to come together and embrace our young people. If we don’t,no onewill.

2015 years 10 months ago

To think this poor kid was just becoming a man…..To the person(s) who did this your day will come….And if this was done by this poor childs cousin…If you don’t get put to death you better believe your jail mates will take care of you!!! They don’t look kindly on CHILD KILLERS!!!! YOU MURDERER!!!! My prayers are with this poor young man’s real family…so sad :(

pbsgirl01the real me
2015 years 10 months ago

It’s so sad about this whole thing. And pray, tell; what the heck was a 14 year old doing in a car at a high school football game. Grasp a hold of your children, parents…..come on now; you let a child be alone when you know he is in danger AFTER you let him be at a HIGH SCHOOL game???? What did you think would happen if you let him hang out with gang members or wannabe thugs??????????????????????????????? OMG I am so terribly saddened for the family of this young child of a mere 14 years of age…. saddened for the young children who were trying to establish their identity at a football game. Saddened for those kids because they could not choose their parents.
Goofy people breeding goofiness… and it turns into deadliness. Please start birth control……. that way you won’t have to face the embarrassment of what the offspring do in public while you are working to support them.


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