Man wanted in Wilson for allegedly killing girlfriend, her son caught in Wayne County, officials say

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Man wanted in Wilson double murder arrested in Wayne County
Wilson deputies said Adrian Horne allegedly shot his girlfriend and her children during an argument while she was trying to separate from him.

WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- The search for a suspected murderer in Wilson County has ended on its second day.

The Wilson County Magistrate told ABC11 Wednesday afternoon that Adrian Horne, 43, was arrested in Wayne County.

Goldsboro police said officers and members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office were investigating Horne's whereabouts in the area of Tanglewood Mobile Home Park. Horne was found and surrendered to police around 2:30 p.m.

Horne had been last seen on Aug. 31 in the area of Otter Creek Road in Edgecombe County.

Horne, whose last known home is located on South Fountain Road in Macclesfield, is facing two counts of first-degree murder.

Investigators said he is responsible for shooting four people with a semi-automatic handgun, two of whom died.

The first shooting connected to Horne happened on London Church Road in Wilson on Tuesday. There, deputies found a man dead and two women with gunshot wounds.

Raekwon Tyleek Williams, 21, was identified Wednesday as the man who died at the scene. His girlfriend was shot in the back but is now recovering at home with her 8-month-old child.

Williams is the son of 44-year-old Latasha Tennill Tomlin. Officials said Tomlin and Horne were dating and shared a home on London Church Road.

Tomlin's 18-year-old daughter was also one of the victims. She is in critical condition.

After the shooting, police were told that Horne was seen leaving the scene in a black Buick with a woman and an 8-month-old.

That Buick was later found in Edgecombe County near Cedar Creek Lane and Otter Creek Road.

Tomlin was found dead in the car. She had been shot multiple times, police said.

The baby was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but is now at home with her mother.

Police were told that the two got into an argument while Tomlin was in the process of separating from Horne. According to police, Tomlin's children were at the London Church Road home to help her leave.

Shirley Tomlin, Latasha's mother, told ABC11 her daughter's relationship with Horne turned abusive long ago. Tomlin said Latasha had disappeared for five months and turned up at her door when she got tired of it all.

"She got tired of it and ran away from there and she came back to me and told me 'Mom, I'm tired of this man- he's been beating me up in my sleep,'" Tomlin said. "In her sleep, waking her up saying she was kissing somebody out the window. And my daughter don't do nothing like that."

Latasha Tomlin's mother told ABC11 her daughter's relationship with Adrian Horne turned abusive long ago.

Timothy Horne, 40, has been charged with felony accessory after the fact in connection with the two murders and two attempted murders allegedly committed by Adrian Horne on Aug. 31.

According to warrants, Timothy picked up Adrian and gave him a ride after Adrian abandoned a car with one of the murder victims inside.

Timothy is the brother of Adrian Horne, officials said Wednesday morning and was the driver of the champagne colored GMC Yukon SUV. He is being held under a $250,000 bond.

The Highway Patrol is assisting Edgecombe and Wilson deputies in the search for Adrian. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Wilson County Sheriff's Office immediately at (252) 237-2118.

I am so appreciative of the outstanding support from our partners in law enforcement. We had assistance from the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, NCSHP, Wilson Police Department, SBI V CAT Unit, Goldsboro PD, and Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Their (law enforcement agencies) support, intelligence sharing, and resources were extraordinary. Every agency involved was dedicated to serving justice for the family and for Wilson County Community. Mr. Horne was armed and dangerous and now he has been removed from the community and he will no longer be able to harm anyone else," Wilson County Sheriff Woodard said.

Horne is facing two first degree murder charges along with two counts of felony attempted first degree murder, four counts of felony discharging weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury, felony discharge weapon into occupied property, felony first degree kidnapping, felony larceny of motor vehicle and felony trafficking in cocaine.

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