Suspect in Mount Olive Shooting Arrested

Suspect in Mount Olive Shooting Arrested

On January 5th, 2023, Officers with the Mount Olive Police Department responded to 242 Franklin Street to a person shot. When officers arrived they located the victim, 33-year-old Anthony Fitzgerald Price of Mount Olive, in the passenger seat of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

Wayne County EMS responded and pronounced Mr. Price deceased at the scene. Mount Olive Police Departments’ investigations division responded to the scene and began gathering information.

After an extensive investigation, Tavoris Javon Mathis was developed as a suspect in the case, and warrants were obtained for his arrest. On Saturday, January 7th, 2023, Mr. Mathis turned himself in to Mount Olive Police Officers at the Wayne County Magistrates Office. Mr. Mathis was placed in the Wayne County Jail and given No Bond on an Open Count of Murder and 3 counts of Discharging Firearm into Occupied Vehicle.

The Mount Olive Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for the assistance provided during the course of the investigation, The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County EMS, Wayne County Emergency Dispatch, and Mount Olive Fire Department. Anyone with information about this case or other cases is encouraged to contact the Mount Olive Police Department at 919-658-5031.