Roanoke Rapids police have requested a $5,000 reward from the Governor’s Crime Commission to aid in bringing forward people who may have information about a murder last month in the area of Creekside Court.
Chief Bobby Martin told city council of the department’s plans at its meeting Tuesday night.
Martin said following the meeting Detective Morgan Worrell took the initiative to submit an application to the commission.
Martin declined comment on whether police have a person or persons of interest in the case, in which Chris Monger, 27, of Como, was shot in his vehicle the morning of October 14.
After he was shot he drove the vehicle a short distance to the intersection of Hinson Street and the Creekside Court apartment complex.
“We continue to work on the case diligently,” Martin said.
The chief said the department got confirmation its application for the reward fund was received. “I feel good about it,” he said when asked whether the governor’s office would approve the money.
In other news from the meeting, Mayor Emery Doughtie presented memorial resolutions from the North Carolina League of Municipalities to the families of former Mayor Lloyd Andrews and city Councilwoman Carol Cowen. He also read a memorial resolution from the league honoring Mayor D.N. Beale, although no family members were present.
In the galley, Doughtie with the families of Andrews and Cowen
The resolution honoring Beale says he “faithfully served the city of Roanoke Rapids for 50 years … the membership of the North Carolina League of Municipalities express their sorrow at the passing of Drewery Beale, former mayor, city council member, police chief of the city of Roanoke Rapids, who made lasting contributions to municipal government and whose memory we are proud to honor.”
The resolution honoring Andrews notes his service to the city for 30 years as a former mayor, mayor pro tem and city council member.
The league remembered Cowen for her slightly more than seven years of service as a councilwoman.
Councilman Carl Ferebee said, “It’s good to see the league (remember) those who served. I had the opportunity to serve with all of those who were remembered. They did a good job for the city.”