Bond set for 2 arrested in murder case: Third suspect still on the run
CHESAPEAKE — Two suspects in the fatal shooting of a South Point man this past week appeared before a judge Friday in Lawrence County Municipal Court.
William Rice, 24, a last-known address of 65 Township Road 510N, South Point, and Nicole Eller, 29, of 1009 Fourth St., South Point, were arraigned on felony charges of complicity to commit murder, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Judge Donald Capper set bond for each defendant at $300,000 cash or surety and scheduled preliminary hearings for noon on Jan. 23.
Attorneys Mike Davenport and Philip Heald were appointed, respectively.
Eller was arrested Tuesday evening following a shooting at 37 Township Road 616 in South Point in which 30-year-old Justin Adams was fatal shot in the face.
Williams turned himself in to authorities Wednesday evening.
A third suspect, Justin Wilson, 25, with a last-known address of 223 Township Road 1186, South Point, is still at large.
According to investigators, Rice and Wilson arrived at 37 Township Road 616 Tuesday evening and allegedly began demanding money they claimed Adams had stolen from them. Wilson allegedly began assaulting Adams and then produced a small caliber handgun and fired at least one shot that struck Adams in the face. Wilson and Rice then allegedly fled the residence.
The investigation revealed the situation was drug related, according to a press release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.