Authorities have charged a third person, a 26-year-old Raleigh woman, in connection with the shooting death of a woman in a grocery store parking lot on Sunday.
Jasmin Alexandria Murphy of 4125 Standing Rock Way was arrested at her home Wednesday morning and charged with accessory after the fact of murder, Franklinton Police Chief John Green said.
Police think Murphy and one other person helped Garry A. Yarborough, 35, of Zebulon, elude police after he was accused of shooting his former girlfriend, Tracy Williams, at a Food Lion parking lot in Franklinton.
Police say Murphy and Josiah Oakley drove Yarborough to a Days Inn hotel on Glenwood Avenue, where he was arrested Monday morning. Investigators had already arrested Oakley and charged him with being an accessory after the fact of murder.
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Williams lived in Franklinton and had told local police and Franklin County sheriff’s deputies that Yarborough had a history of trying to hurt her.
After Yarborough’s arrest, Green said Williams had taken a course to qualify for a permit to carry a concealed handgun and had her gun with her Sunday. But the gun jammed after she fired one shot that hit Yarborough in the leg.
Green said Wednesday that “the details are still a little cloudy,” but he said Murphy “met with Mr. Oakley and they helped Mr. Yarborough get to the hotel where he was arrested.”
Investigators transported Murphy to the Franklin County jail where she is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bail, Green said.