EC police ID murder suspect in recent shooting


Raymond Eugene Woodley


From staff reports

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Elizabeth City police are seeking a local man they’ve charged with first-degree murder in last week’s shooting death of a 19-year-old man.

Police are seeking the whereabouts of Raymond Eugene Woodley, whom they consider armed and dangerous, police spokesman Lamont Butts said in a press release on Thursday.

Woodley, 19, of the 700 block of Greenleaf Street, was charged Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Trevon Demetrius Blount in the Holly Street area the evening of May 3, Butts said.

Butts described Woodley as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Woodley also has black hair and a slim build.

Police received a call at 9:26 p.m. on May 3 that someone had been shot in the Holly Street area. When police arrived, they found Blount, who had suffered gunshot wounds. Blount died later that night at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.

According to Pasquotank court records, Woodley was convicted of misdemeanor shoplifting and concealment of goods in Elizabeth City earlier this year. A loss prevention officer at Belk department store stopped Woodley inside the store on Jan. 3. According to an affidavit the officer provided the court, Woodley was found to have $100 worth of earrings concealed in his pants pockets.

Woodley was convicted of the misdemeanor charges on Feb. 26 and he paid $260 in court costs and fines, the court records show.

Police haven’t released any additional information about their investigation of Blount’s death. They did ask anyone with information about his shooting to call police at 335-4321 or the local Crime Line at 335-5555.