Closed Case/Solved Homicide

Nicholson, Thressa – IR# 045253

Date of Incident: August 4, 1990 Location: 408 Lakeview Drive

Summary - Ms. Nicholson was found deceased on the living room floor of her home. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be strangulation.

UPDATE08/13/2009 ARREST MADE
The initial investigation did not lead to the identification or arrest of any suspects in the case. This case remained unsolved and was later adopted by the WSPD Cold Case Homicide Unit. During the original investigation, samples for DNA comparison were obtained as evidence. Information was obtained from the National Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) which, along with additional investigation, led to the arrest of Michael Dwayne Miller.

 

Miller was arrested today on a warrant charging him with First Degree Murder and First Degree Rape in the death of Thressa Nicholson. Miller had been in the custody of the NC Department of Corrections and was serving a sentence on an unrelated conviction. He was brought to the FCLEDC as part of this investigation and the warrant was served at that location. He has a pending trial date set for 09-04-09. The investigation of this case is ongoing.


Snow, Sharon Annette – IR# 405096

Date of Incident: February 1, 2004 Location: 665 Linville Road

Summary – Ms. Snow was found deceased inside of her residence having suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

UPDATE 07/16/2009 ADDITIONAL ARREST MADE
As a result of ongoing investigation into this matter, Detectives obtained a warrant for arrest charging Kim Angela Stout with First Degree Murder in the death of Sharon Snow. Ms Stout was arrested today without incident and is currently in the FCLEDC under no bond allowed with a pending trial date of 08/07/09. The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 05/21/2009 ARREST MADE
As a result of the investigation a warrant for arrest was obtained in this case by WSPD Detectives for Ms. Katherine Hofmann charging her with First Degree Murder in the death of Ms Sharon Snow. Ms. Hofmann was arrested this morning at her place of employment with the assistance of the FCSO. Ms. Hofmann is currently being held in the FCLEDC under no bond allowed with a pending trial date of 6/12/2009.


Rakestraw, Ansel John – IR# 438613

Date of Incident: August 14, 2004 Location: 4039 Bethania Station Road

Summary – Mr. Rakestraw was found deceased inside the doorway of his home by a friend after having suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

UPDATE 03/27/2009 ARREST MADE
Additional investigation by WSPD Cold Case Homicide Detectives in cooperation with the NC State Bureau of Investigation and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the identification and arrest of Abdula Rashea Hall, age 29, for the murder of Ansel John Rakestraw. Mr. Hall was arrested today at approximately 0930 hours. At the time of his arrest Hall was being held in the FCLEDC on murder charges in reference to the death of Howard Antonio Haddo. This murder occurred on 10-30-04 and charges were previously filed by the FCSO and the NCSBI. Mr. Hall has now been charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery in the death of Mr. Rakestraw. Mr. Hall remains in custody at the FCLEDC under no bond allowed. There was no resistance/weapons/pursuit or items seized at the time of his arrest.


Fulks, Cyrenius Tyree,Age: 25– IR# 651362


Date of Incident: October 24, 2006 Location: 2698 Bethabara Road

Summary –
Officers located Mr. Fulks at his apartment deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

UPDATE 09/17/2008 ARREST MADE
As a result of a two-year investigation, Lithomas Graham was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery in this case. Lithomas Graham was in the custody of the NC Department of Corrections on other charges and was brought back to the FCLEDC as part of the investigation. He is currently in the FCLEDC under no bond allowed with a court date set for 10/10/2008.

 

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