Two charged in murder near Roxboro elementary school

William Thomas Swann and Tomari Jayd Torain (images courtesy Person County Sheriff's Office)

The Person County Sheriff's Office says two people are in custody after a murder near an elementary school Tuesday.

Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones said a warrant for first-degree murder was issued for 26-year-old William Thomas Swann in the shooting death of 22-year-old Niko Emmanuel Hester at the Brookwood Apartments off Henderson Road just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Swann was considered armed and dangerous, but was captured in Edenton, N.C. on Thursday.

North Elementary School was on lockdown as deputies responded to the shooting.

Deputies have charged 22-year-old Tomari Jayd Torain with murder and accessory after the fact. They say she drove Swann from the shooting scene.

Swann is in custody and will be charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy, authorities said.
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