Roanoke Rapids murder suspect turns himself in

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) – A man wanted for murder in Roanoke Rapids has turned himself into the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

27-year-old Monquette Douglas was served with a warrant for the murder of Quameisha Branch. His first court appearance is Monday, Feb. 13.

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief B.L. Martin, Jr., says Branch was initially reported as a missing person.

Police searched an area just east of Garysburg along Old Highway in Northamptom County in reference to the case. That’s where Branch was found dead from a gunshot wound. Police then issued a murder warrant for Douglas’ arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roanoke Rapids Police Department at (252) 533-2810.