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August 27, 2009

Murder in Greenville; one arrested after manhunt

GREENVILLE — One suspect has been taken into custody and charged with murder in connection with the early Thursday morning shooting death of a Greenville resident.

A murder warrant was filed Thursday afternoon against a 24-year-old man in connection with the death of Darryl Dwayne Feggett, who was shot multiple times at a local apartment complex shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday.

Greenville Police Chief Harold Roseberry credited the work of the police department’s investigators and patrol officers in making a speedy arrest in the case.

“They investigated the scene, spoke to witnesses and by 9 a.m. we had a suspect in custody,” Roseberry said. “They did a great job.”

The name of the suspect was not immediately released, pending his arraignment on the murder charge, which is expected sometime today.

According to information released by the police department, officers were dispatched at approximately 1:51 a.m. Thursday to a call of a person shot at the Greentree Apartments, 2900 Robin Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered Feggett had been shot multiple times. The body was taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Carriers for the Herald-Banner working in the area of the apartment complex were among those contacted by the police department and told to look for a man wearing a red shirt and red ball cap riding a bicycle.

At approximately 9:07 a.m. Thursday, officers following a lead in the investigation went to a residence in the 2900 block of Anderson Street. A suspect was contacted and transported to the police station. After interviewing the suspect, the suspected murder weapon was located.

Roseberry said a motive for the shooting wasn’t immediately determined.

“We don’t know any more than that yet,” Roseberry said, adding he had not yet read the statement made by the suspect. “We don’t think there was anyone else involved.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to call the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900.

Feggett’s death was the first homicide reported in Greenville in almost two years.

John William Trotman III, 27, of Mesquite, is facing trial on a charge of capital murder in connection with the Nov. 12, 2007 death of Ryon Rhoden of Greenville. Trotman has pleaded not guilty.

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