Chapel Hill News

Orange County deputies arrest 3rd man in Efland murder

Deputies charged a third man Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a Durham man found outside the Efland-Cheeks Community Center in January.

Barry Holt was transported from the Durham County Detention Facility to the Orange County Jail, where he was charged with the murder of Tevin Kendrick, 22, of Buxton Street in Durham, deputies reported.

Holt is being held without bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hillsborough.

Two other men – Jermauciyae Abram and Savian Jacob Turrentine – were arrested Monday. Abram was charged with murder; Turrentine was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony. The sheriff’s office has not said what role it thinks Turrentine played in Kendrick’s death or its aftermath.

Kendrick was found fatally wounded Jan. 18 on the ground behind a white car with its trunk open in the parking lot of the community center. The center, on Richmond Road just north of U.S. 70, is next to Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, which was closed at the time.

The sheriff’s office has not offered a motive or additional details about the crime, but investigators said they do not think the killing was random, suggesting the parties knew each other.

Deputies said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.