A second person has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Wilson’s Mills man near Clayton earlier this month.
Raytigis Dequan Sanders, 37, of Clayton was charged July 24 with being an accessory after the fact in the death of 41-year-old Derrick Williams.
Sheriff’s deputies found Williams shot to death outside a home on Slate Top Road around 3:38 a.m. on July 19.
Annie Marie Artis, a 42-year-old Selma woman who once accused Williams of sexual assault, has been charged with his murder.
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In investigating the shooting, detectives questioned Artis, who said she was attending a party at the home at 527 Slate Top Road, according to warrants. Artis told detectives she did see Williams at the party. But they did not speak and had not spoken since she filed a sexual assault complaint against him in 2013, she said.
Artis told detectives she didn’t hear gunshots but saw everyone running, so she started running, got in her truck and left with Sanders, her baby’s father.
Detectives also questioned Sanders, according to the warrants. He told detectives he was inside the home, also known as the Shugga Shack, when he heard gunshots.
He said he ran outside and saw Artis squatting beside her truck, urinating, according to the warrants.
Sanders said he and Artis left and drove to Raleigh. While in the car, Sanders said, Artis cried and then fell asleep.
As of Monday afternoon, Sanders was being held in the Johnston County Jail without bond.
Artis, who is charged with murder, is also in jail without bond. Her next court date is Aug. 6.
Williams, who lived on Mitchner Drive in Wilson’s Mills, was facing his own murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, Moesha Lockamy.
Williams was charged May 2 with second-degree murder after calling police to his home. Lockamy, 18, of Princeton had been shot, and paramedics could not revive her.
At the time of the May shooting, Lockamy and Williams were dating, police said, and investigators believed the two “were playing with the firearm when it discharged.”