Man arrested in almost 2 decade old murder

Fritzgerald Innocent

January 21, 2011 9:09:56 PM PST
Authorities have charged a man in an almost two decade old murder.On Dec. 19, 1991, 23-year-old Yule Harrison of Raleigh was killed.

Three of the four suspects involved in Harrison's murder, Ray Jemone Crenshaw, Christopher Michael Wilson, and Douglas McArthur Pace, were arrested on Jan. 6, 1992.

A warrant was issued for 42-year-old Fritzgerald Innocent charging him with murder, but police say he eluded capture.

Authorities say they believe Innocent fled the country soon afterwards. Eventually, the Raleigh Police Fugitive Unit, working in conjunction with the U. S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, developed information that he was living in Haiti under an alias.

Innocent was taken into custody in Haiti last fall.

Raleigh Police Department Director of Public Affairs Jim Sughrue says when authorities caught up with him, he was attempting to flee the country using a fraudulent passport.

Innocent was processed into the Wake County Jail Friday night.

Crenshaw, Wilson and Pace each received prison sentences for their roles in the crime. Crenshaw and Wilson are still in jail.

The Raleigh Police Department continues to investigate many cases despite the passage of time and reminds the public that anyone who has helpful information to share about crimes should contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help solve cases.

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