35-year-old Adrian Lewis Purcell of Reidsville, NC, was sentenced to 68 years, 18 active, in the shooting death and robbery of 20-year-old Damien A. Ferrell of Fieldale in March of 2016. Evidence presented at trial showed that investigators found a cell phone, entered the phone number in facebook search and Purcell’s page showed up. His Facebook picture matched the description witnesses had given police of the shooter.
Jake Andrew Lewis, 24, of 1403 South Park Dr. in Reidsville, N.C., pleaded guilty Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court to first-degree murder, robbery and two charges of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is charged in the shooting death and robbery of Eric Adams of Axton on Feb. 17, 2018. Lewis could serve from 26 years, 8 months to 44 years, 5 months. Judge David V. Williams ordered a presentence report and set formal sentencing for 2 p.m. on June 12