Monday, February 13, 2017

First Homicide of the Year Leads to Manhunt

Winston County’s first murder of 2017 results in an ongoing manhunt for the suspect. At 8:16 pm on
Sunday, (2-12-17), Winston County 911 received a call about a shooting on Roy Bates Road in the Noxapater area. Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement found the body of a 39 year old black female. The victim was transported to Winston Medical Center and pronounced dead at around 9:25 pm. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to her upper leg/thigh.

Another occupant of the mobile home witnessed the crime and identified Kevin Ladexter Carter, a 43 year old black male. Carter should be considered armed and dangerous. The suspect struck the witness in the head with the butt of a rifle, (possibly an AK47) before shooting the victim and leaving the scene. The witness was treated at Winston Medical for her injuries.

Carter is known to local law enforcement and is believed to have family and contacts in southwest Winston County. Vehicle information is not known at this time. The above photo is an older picture of Carter. Anyone having information of his whereabouts please contact the Winston County Sheriff's Dept. at (662) 773-5881 or Winston County Crimestoppers at (662) 773-9999. Please be aware that he is considered armed and dangerous. A reward is being offered for his capture.