Baldwin Woman Charged With Helping Suspected NC Cop Killer

A Baldwin woman is among six suspects arrested in three states for their alleged roles in the shooting death of a 38-year-old police officer in North Carolina over the weekend, authorities said.

Casey Fenner
Casey Fenner

Nassau County police assisted the FBI in arresting Casey Fenner, 35, on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said. Judge Darlene Harris ordered Fenner held without bail Wednesday, records show. Authorities began proceedings to extradite Fenner to North Carolina, where she’s reportedly facing a charge of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder.

Rhode Island State Police and federal authorities Wednesday apprehended her brother, 23-year-old Irving Fenner Jr. of North Carolina, who is charged with first-degree murder of Shelby Police Officer Timothy Brakeen on Saturday, authorities said.

Brakeen was attempting to arrest Irving, who had warrants for robbery and kidnapping, when the two exchanged gunfire, police said. Brakeen died of his injuries Monday and Irving was suffering from a bullet wound to the abdomen when he was apprehended, according to investigators.

 

Police said they also arrested three other Rhode Island residents when they apprehended Irving. They include his half sister, 27-year-old Jolisa Peeler, who was charged with accessory after the fact, as well as Corey Peeler and Hope Wyman, both 39, who were each charged with harboring a criminal.

 

Authorities also arrested Deitra Morris, 37, of North Carolina on a charge of accessory after the fact of first-degree murder in connection with the case.

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