Suspects in multiple murder cases indicted

Published 11:11 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

Murder suspects in two different cases were indicted last month during a grand jury session in Troy.

Ashley Beebe and Pat Dickey Jr. were both indicted on murder charges in connection with the killing of Gary Lee Pergler in March 2018.

Pergler’s neighbors reported him mission on March 6, 2018, and police found what they said was evidence of a struggle and foul play.

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Two days later, investigators found Pergler’s missing vehicle in the Pocosin area. “The driver and only occupant of the car was Pat Dickey Jr.,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr.

At that time, Beebe was charged with hindering the prosecution, which she was also indicted on by the grand jury.

On March 22, Beebe was also charged with murder after Barr said new details in the investigation pointed to her involvement.

According to Pergler’s daughter Michelle, Beebe was involved in a romantic relationship with Gary Pergler and had at least one daughter with him.

Charles Louis Foster was also indicted on a charge of murder during the session, as well as three counts of attempted murder, in connection with a Christmas Eve shooting in 2017 in the 100 block of Chapman Street.

“Officers responded to a call of a shooting and found three victims at the residence,” Barr said. “They later discovered a fourth victim, who was deceased at the scene.”

Eddie K. Blair, was 56, was found in the yard of an adjacent resident and declared dead at the scene.

Officers arrived on scene and entered the residence and found a 29-year-old male from Brundidge lying on the kitchen floor suffering from a gunshot wound. Two other victims, were a 49-year-old female from Troy and a 57-year-old male, also from Troy were located in a bedroom. Both received non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.

“The shooting was a result of a domestic issue between Foster and the female victim,” Barr said. “(Foster) drove himself to the station and surrendered after the shooting, also surrendering the weapon.”

Barr said Foster drove himself to the Troy Police Department and surrendered himself and the handgun he allegedly used in the shooting to the police.

The arraignment for all three suspects is set for April 30.