3rd person charged in the murder of a North Carolina mayor, wife

Mitchell Brinson, Keith Earl Williams and Dakeithia Nesha Andrews were arrested in connection with the death of Leggett Mayor Gary Skelton and his wife Jackie Skelton.

(Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office)

A woman and two men, were brought in after the mayor of a small North Carolina town and his wife are found murdered in their home, police said.

Dakeithia Nesha Andrews, 30, was the third person arrested in connection with the death of Leggett Mayor Gary Skelton and his wife, Jackie Skelton, The Charlotte Observer reported. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that he was charged with conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon and is being held on $100,000 bond.

Keith Earl Williams, 25, and Mitchell Brinson, 18, were charged with first-degree murder on Friday.

The Skeltons were Thursday found dead in their home after officers responded to a welfare check. The police has not the identity of the victims, but Leggett City Commissioner Teresa Summerlin confirmed to the Charlotte Observer that Gary and Jackie Skelton died.

Details about the cause of the dead were not provided.

“I can’t say enough good about them,” Summerlin told the newspaper. “They were the epitome of good people. … It is terrible.”

Williams had been released on parole from the state prison on Aug. 28, less than two weeks before the Skeltons were murdered. He was sentenced after his conviction in April 2017, for the possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon, The Charlotte Observer reported, citing records.

He went to prison in 2014 for his probation for a felony larceny conviction was revoked because of other offences.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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