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Juvenile arrested in Reidsville double murder

A juvenile has been charged in connection with the double homicide and shootings that occurred on US29 Bypass in Reidsville on May 24, 2021.

The juvenile was charged via Juvenile Petition with two counts of Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder and one count of Accessory After the Fact to Attempted First Degree Murder.

The juvenile was taken into custody by the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and the name was not released because of age.

On May 24, around 4:45 p.m., the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports of two individuals lying along the roadway of US 29 Bypass in the northbound lane between the Barnes St. and NC 14 intersections. A third individual was located shortly after Sheriff’s Deputies and other first responders began arriving on the scene.

All three of the individuals appeared to have suffered apparent gunshot wounds while travelling northbound on US 29 Bypass on two motorcycles. Two of the three victims were deceased.

Suspect vehicle in US29 Bypass shootings

The following day, Martin Calvin Cox Jr., 41, of 7704 Landis Drive in Browns Summit, N.C. (Guilford County) was located and arrested by Kentucky State Police while travelling through Shepherdsville, KY (Bullitt County). Cox’s apprehension was in relation to the double homicide and shooting that occurred on US 29.

The suspect truck, which was occupied by Cox upon his arrest by Kentucky State Police, was seized. Cox was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Detectives announced at the time that they did not believe the incident was a random act and they declined to release information about the victim out of concerns for the person’s safety and the safety of the person’s family.

Mugshot of Martin Calvin Cox, Jr.

On June 9, Cox was transported from the Bullitt County Detention Facility in Kentucky to the Rockingham County Detention Facility where he faces two counts of First Degree Murder with additional charges anticipated. He was jailed without bond.

Mugshot of Martin Cox Jr. taken by the Rockingham County Detention Facility

On June 10, Cox was charged from the Rockingham County Detention Facility with First-Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Murder from the shooting.

Kwandre’ Marcell Carey, 24, of Montross, Virginia was pronounced dead at the scene. Later that evening, Haneefa Fitzgerald, 42, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, succumbed to her injuries, after being transported to Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro NC. Police continued to conceal the identity of the surviving victim due to safety concerns.

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