WILLIAMSTON, MARTIN COUNTY - Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old in Martin County. The victim's mother, Barbara Baylor, said even though an arrest has been made she still has a lot unanswered questions.
Baylor said her son, Timothy Lloyd Baylor III known as Wiz, spent his last three weeks on earth at her home in Bertie county.
"I'm just glad I got to spend time with him before he was murdered," Baylor said.
Friday, Williamston police arrested 23-year-old Simon Perry Arrants in connection with Wiz's murder. Arrants is facing an open count of murder for the death of Baylor's 19-year-old son.
Police said they had found Wiz suffering from a gunshot wound on Friday, May 23 on the 200 block of Martin Street in Williamston.
Baylor said she is relieved that they've caught a suspect, but still wants to know why someone would murder her son.
"We just want answers to give us some closure," Baylor said.
Baylor said she never got to see her son, to identify him, until a week after the murder. She said doctors would not let her see him because of the ongoing homicide investigation. NewsChannel 12 tried contacting police about her concerns Sunday, but offices were closed.
The suspect, Simon Arrants is in the Bertie-Martin regional jail without bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old in Martin County.
Williamston Police said they, along with the SBI, arrested 23-year-old Simon Perry Arrants, of Jamesville, at about 1:45 p.m. Friday. He is charged with an open count of murder for the death of 19-year-old Timothy Lloyd Baylor III.
Officers found Baylor with a gunshot wound at about 9:40 p.m. on May 23 on the 200 block of Martin Street in Williamston, police said.
Baylor, of Windsor, was pronounced dead at Martin General Hospital, according to investigators. The victim leaves behind a 3-month-old son.
Arrants is being held without bond at the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 9.
There is no word on a motive for the murder.
The investigation is ongoing and the SBI is helping with the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Williamston Police Department at 252-792-2124 or Martin County Crime Stoppers at 252-792-8800. Callers do not have to provide their names.
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