4 of 5 arrested in connection with deadly Wayne Co. shooting

Billy Renaldo Hamm. Hamm (top center) has been arrested in connection with a January murder in Dudley. He is the fifth suspect arrested.

DUDLEY, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities in Dudley have arrested four of five suspects wanted in connection with a deadly Jan. 9 shooting.

Carlos Cesar Vasquez Luna, 47, was killed in a shooting at his home on Sleepy Creek Road in Dudley on Jan. 9. A second person, Alfredo Garcias, 25, was injured in the shooting.

During an investigation, Wayne County authorities learned that five suspects were involved in the incident.

Deputies arrested Jennele Le Howard Wall, 35, on Jan. 13 and charged her with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and first-degree burglary in connection with the case. She was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center without bail.

On Jan. 18, a second suspect in the case turned himself into authorities. Montrell Demontrio Allen, 41, was charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of attempted armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

On Feb. 1, a third suspect turned himself into authorities after learning warrants had been issued for his arrest. Darius Lamar Chestnut, 35, was charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

A fourth suspect, Jerry Aundrey Parks, 41, was arrested at the Wayne County Detention Center after being placed in the detention center on unrelated charges filed by the Goldsboro Police Department.

Parks was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held without bond.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Billy Renaldo Hamm, 44, in connection with the shooting. Authorities have issued warrants for his arrest. Hamm is facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Anyone with information about Hamm’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Sergeant Larry N. Mitchell at 919-731-1541 or Detective Lieutenant Shawn Harris at 919-731-1483. Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

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