Posted on September 11, 2018

2 More Arrested in Fatal Shooting of North Carolina Mayor and His Wife

David Lohr, Huffington Post, September 10, 2018


Mitchell Brinson and Dakeithia Nesha Andrews are suspected of involvement in the deaths of Leggett Mayor Gary Eugene Skelton Sr. and his wife, Jackie Dawn Skelton, according to the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackie and Gary Skelton

Brinson, 18, of Tarboro, was taken into custody on Friday and is being held on a first-degree murder charge. Andrews, 31, of Rocky Mount, was arrested on Saturday. She is facing a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, authorities said.

Deputies made the first arrest in the case on Thursday, when they charged Tarboro resident Keith Earl Williams, 25, of first-degree murder. According to WBBM-TV, Williams was released from prison on Aug. 28 after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and felony possession of a firearm by a felon in April 2017.

According to Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson, Gary and Jackie Skelton were found shot to death in their home on North Carolina Highway 33 on Thursday. {snip}


“They would have given them the shirt off their back,” Teresa Summerlin, a town commissioner, told Raleigh’s WNCN News. “For this to happen in this small a community. The work that man has done for this community. People just don’t realize he has invested so many man hours.”


L to r: Mitchell Brinson, Keith Williams, and Dakeithia Nesha Andrews.