Man charged in Hoke murder

Johnny Gray (Image courtesy Hoke County Sheriff's Office)

October 7, 2010 12:50:46 PM PDT
Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Thursday his detectives have arrested a man for the September murder of 38-year-old Ricky Bratcher of Raeford.

Bratcher's body was found in a ditch September 24.

Now, 43-year-old Johnny Gray of 920 Johnson Street in Raeford is charged with first-degree murder.

Peterkin said the investigation is ongoing.

Gray was being held without bond.

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