Four North Carolina men were charged with murder early Monday morning after a traffic stop revealed a body in the trunk of their car, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ralik Robinson, 22; Trevathann Myquan Shearin, 20; Shantron Avondre Person, 20; and Deluntae Jaequon Squire, 23, are being held for the murder of Trevon Quantavius Fields, 23.
The sheriff’s office said the incident began at about 1 a.m. when a Roanoke Rapids police officer topped the vehicle carrying the four men for speeding. The officer called in deputies for assistance when he found Fields’s body in the trunk, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Detectives believe Fields was shot outside the Roanoke Rapids city limits.
According to court records, Robinson is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, Shearin and Person have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, and Squire has been charged with failing to report a death.