Farmville man convicted in Hustle Mart murders back behind bars on new charges

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Farmville man who was recently released from prison on previous murder charges has been arrested on new charges connected to a different murder in Pitt County this week.

Deputies say that they took a missing person report on Wednesday evening for 23-year-old Zytorius Ruffin of Farmville.

Deputies later say that they found Ruffin’s body shortly after.

According to detectives, they arrested 26-year-old Raekwon Blount of Farmville on Thursday and charged him with accessory after the fact to murder.

Records show that Blount pled guilty in 2016 to second-degree murder in the Hustle Mart murders in Farmville where three people were killed. He was 14 years old at the time. According to online records, Blount was released from prison at the end of September.

Blount was taken to the Pitt County Jail where is being held without bond.

Deputies say that the investigation is still ongoing and additional charges and arrests are possible.

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