News reaching us indicates that three suspects have been arrested in connection with GSO PD Sgt Philip Dale Nix‘s shooting death.
Jamere Justice Foster, 18, Zquriah Lepearce Blackwell, 18, and John Walter Morrison, 28.
Warrants accuse Jamere Justice Foster of stealing $83.45 worth of beer from the Sheetz where the sergeant was killed attempting to confront the suspects.
His release has not been authorized and he is being held with no bond.
Additionally, John Walter Morrison, 28, of Winston-Salem, is being charged with misdemeanor larceny, conspiracy and felony accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, according to investigators.
Morrison’s release was also not authorized and he is being held with no bond.
Zquriah Lepearce Blackwell, 18, of Winston-Salem, is being charged with felony accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond.
Warrants accuse Blackwell of knowingly assisting in Foster’s “attempting to escape.”
The warrant further alleges that Blackwell told Foster that “they needed to get out of there because he just killed a cop” and that Blackwell joined Foster to sell stolen merchandise and talked about destroying evidence including the alleged firearm used in the homicide and a registration plate of the suspect vehicle.
Police say that more charges could come as the investigation continues and the Winston-Salem Police Department assisted in making the arrests.
Who was Sergeant Philip Dale Nix?
Sgt. Dale Nix was a veteran and served 22 years with the police department and in his community.
He was the current supervisor of the Greensboro Police Department’s Family Victims Unit.
Sergeant Nix has been a member of the Greensboro Police Department since September 1998 when he joined as a non-sworn Police Telecommunicator (911 Dispatch).
He became a sworn Police Officer in June 2001 and has worked throughout the department as a Police Training Officer, Financial Crimes Detective, Corporal and Sergeant.
Sergeant Nix has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UNCG and is a Certified Instructor with the State of NC.
He has been a member of the US Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force, the U.S. Attorney’s Identity Theft Task Force and has had training in Sexual Assault Investigation and is one of the Guilford County’s leading experts on Non-Fatal Strangulation Investigation.
Sergeant Nix has received his Department’s Superior Service Bar, Certificate of Merit and Meritorious Unit Award.
He was awarded the Greensboro Merchant Association’s Crime Prevention Award, the NC State Credit Union Scholarship, and has his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.