Suspect Arrested For Weekend Murder In La Grange

Suspect Arrested For Weekend Murder In La Grange

A suspect is apprehended for a weekend homicide in La Grange.  The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Rashawn S. Pridgen turned himself in at the Lenoir County Magistrates Office Monday evening.  Pridgen was wanted on the charge of murder following a shooting early Sunday morning at a home on the 6200 block of Paul’s Path Road in La Grange.  According to the Lenoir County Sheriff, Pridgen got into a verbal altercation with 27-year-old Jalen J. Johnson inside the residence, and the two men went outside where Pridgen allegedly shot Johnson.  Pridgen was given no bond and he was confined at the Lenoir County Detention Center.

Other agencies assisted in the search for Pridgen, including the NCSBI Fugitive Task Force, Greenville Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Goldsboro Police Department and the Kinston Police Department.

This case is still under investigation and it is believed other individuals may have witnessed the shooting.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office at 252-559-6118 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.