Second suspect indentified

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2001

in Huk-A-Buk shooting


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A second suspect in the robbery and shooting of Huk-A-Buk owner Roy Faulkner is still at large.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said the suspect has been identified as Kenneth Andre Cargill, 26. Cargill is a black male weighing about 145 pounds and is about 6’2" tall.

Cargill is wanted in connection with the robbery and shooting that occurred at Huk-A-Buk Pit Barbecue around 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17.

The first suspect, Derrick Calhoun, 19, of Ramer in the China Grove Community was arrested in the Huk-A-Buk robbery and shooting late Friday, Oct. 19.

Calhoun has been charged with attempted murder and robbery, first degree, in connection with the incident.

Calhoun was taken into custody around 9 p.m. and confessed to his involvement in the crimes and is being held in the Pike County Jail under $2 million bond.

Deputies recovered the SKS assault rifle believed to have been used in the crime from a creek in Montgomery County. They also recovered the keys reported stolen, which has been of some relief to the family, Thomas said.

According to Thomas, the last customer left the barbecue restaurant on U.S. 231 at Pike County Road 17 between 7:30 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. Faulkner was "turning off the lights to close for the evening" when two black males wearing masks entered the restaurant.

After demanding cash and taking the female’s purse the suspects demanded keys to the vehicles parked outside, Thomas said. When Faulkner gave the suspects the keys they snatched the phone out of the wall.

It was at that point, Thomas said, Faulkner was shot.

After Faulkner was shot his wife ran into the parking lot and fired several shots to attract attention from motorists on 231. When no one stopped she went back inside the building and set off the burglar alarm, bringing help.

Thomas expressed appreciation to those agencies that helped the Pike County Sheriff’s Department ­ the District Attorney’s Office, Violent Crimes Task Force in Montgomery, the Troy Police Department and the Department of Public Safety.