Police seeking murder suspect

Published 7:57 pm Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Dale County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for a Brundidge man suspected of murder.

Everett Rico Newson, 24, is the second suspect sought in a shooting of Level Plain man Marcus Blackmon Sunday night, said Dale County Sheriff Waley Olsen.

Blackmon, 42, was in his residence on County Road 109 Sunday night when two entered his home, ransacked his house and shot him.

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Olsen said Blackmon’s girlfriend and a friend were in his home at the time the shooting took place.

“They pretty much ransacked the home looking for money and drugs is what we believe,” Olsen said.

After shots were fired, Newson and Jarmon Demetrius Barrow, 23, also of Brundidge, are alleged to fled the scene on foot through the woods behind Blackmon’s home.

Olsen said Barrow was apprehended later that night, after he was seen walking on the side of the road.

But, the search for Newson continues.

“We’ve pretty much been trying to track down Newson ever since,” Olsen said. “That’s what led us to Troy.”

Olsen said it is believed Newson may be hiding in Pike County.

He is described as a black male about 5’5 in height and 232 pounds.

Olsen said he believes the suspects had some prior interaction with Blackmon.

“I believe they had been introduced to Mr. Blackmon,” Olsen said. “This was not the first time they’d been over there.”

Barrow remains in the Dale County Jail on charges of capital murder. Newson is wanted for the same.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police department, as members of Pike County law enforcement have been assisting in the efforts.

“We really appreciate Sheriff Thomas and everyone helping us trying to locate him,” Olsen said. “Them, and the Troy and Brundidge Police Departments have been assisting.”