Man wanted for questioning in Columbus triple murder

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Marquez Montrell Cherry (Photo: CCSO)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a man they want to question in connection with a triple murder.

CCSO says Marquez Montrell Cherry, 23, of Whiteville has outstanding warrants for his arrest from an unrelated case. Those charges includes possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, among others.

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Deputies were called to a home on Brittany Lane outside of Whiteville around 6:55 a.m. Saturday.

When units arrived, deputies found four people shot. Three of the victims died including a 5-year-old boy.

Investigators identified the victims as Leonel Cipiran Noyola, 29, Nancy Trujillo Espinoza, 25, Alexis Cipiran Trujillo, 5, and Rafaela Noyola Jaramillo, 51.



If you know any information, you are asked to call 911 or the CCSO.