Camaro killing suspect had drugs, firearms, CCSO says

Tamika Ford and Mark Anthony Nelson (file photos)
Tamika Ford and Mark Anthony Nelson (file photos)

The suspect jailed for the Nov. 29 ambush killing of a Hope Mills man had “several” firearms, ammunition and narcotics in his Chadbourn home, the sheriff’s office said.

Christopher Jermaine Reaves, 22, of 402 E. Institute St., Chadbourn, is being held under no bond on charges of murder, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and marijuana, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted first degree murder, and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.

He was arrested Thursday by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. 

Reaves, Tamika Shatavia Ford, and Mark Anthony Nelson are all charged with the Nov., 29 shooting of George Stump and the killing of his grandson, Tristan Stavee. A used car dealer, Stump had agreed to meet Nelson at a Sellerstown Road church about a red Camaro that was advertised on Craigslist, the sheriff’s office reported.

The shooting was called in at 9 p.m. Stump was found in his vehicle, shot in the head. Stavee was found dead nearby. The two Hope Mills men were shot with an unspecified handgun and robbed of $4,000, according to the warrants.

A lengthy investigation tracked Reaves to the Institute Street home, and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division served a search warrant at the residence Thursday. Reaves was inside at the time of the search. 

 Investigators located and seized several firearms and assorted ammunition.  Investigators also observed narcotics in the residence.  As a result, Columbus County Vice-Narcotics Investigators obtained a search warrant to search the property for narcotics. They discovered 25 grams of cocaine and 11 grams of marijuana, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 
Sheriff Jody Greene thanked the U. S. Marshals Service and the District Attorney’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.

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