Murder Suspects Nabbed in N.C.

WINNSBORO (Nov. 27, 2015) – Two men wanted for the Oct. 8 murder of Riley Gadson Jr. were captured last week in Sampson County, N.C.

Winnsboro Public Safety Chief Freddie Lorick said Friday that Rondell Timothy Trapp, 30, of 317 Crawford St. and his brother, Latroy Elmore Trapp, 35, of 315 Crawford St. were arrested at a home by Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies. The arrests were made, Lorick said, after Winnsboro investigators had received a local tip that the men were hiding out in the N.C. county that lies just east of Fayetteville.

Gadson, 32, of 409 ½ Crawford St., died just after midnight at Palmetto Richland Hospital on Oct. 9 while undergoing emergency surgery to repair a damaged artery in his left thigh. Gadson sustained the fatal gunshot wound at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 8 during an altercation that broke out between Gadson and the Trapp brothers in a common area outside a housing complex at 317 Crawford St.

The suspects pistol-whipped Gadson during the fight, Lorick said, then shot him through the inside of his left thigh. Rondell Trapp, who according to the incident report has an alternate address of 111 Calhoun St., is believed to have been the shooter, Lorick said last month.

The Trapp brothers are awaiting extradition, Lorick said, and it was not known at press time how long it would be before the two were back in Fairfield County and facing a judge.