Police have arrested four men and charged them with first-degree murder in connection to what authorities call a “suspicious death” in Wadesboro.
Early Tuesday, officials found the body of Phillip Lee Burgess in the parking lot of the “Hair Shack,” a barber shop off of Highway 74, just east of Highway 52 south.
Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer said someone called police to report seeing a man “lying down” in the parking lot. Police and EMS arrived and Spencer said the man was face down in the parking lot and did not have a pulse.
Police arrested James Edward Henderson, Reginald Lamont Jenkins, Demetrian Alphonso Teal, and Quentin Cornelius Teal and charged all four men with first degree murder in Burgess’ death.
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Wadesboro police said their motive was robbery.
In addition to the murder charge, Henderson has been charged with hit and run and resisting a public officer.
All four suspects were being held Saturday in the Anson County Jail.
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