McCrory signs Fenner's extradition papers

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory signed extradition papers Monday allowing for the man accused of murdering a Shelby Police officer to return to the Tarheel State.

Irving Fenner, Jr., was arrested in Rhode Island last week after authorities say his half-sister drove to North Carolina to help him evade arrest.

"I have said all along that I was committed to pursuing extradition in this case using all legal means that are available. It is vital that this investigation moves forward as quickly as possible, and part of that involves returning this suspect to North Carolina," said Governor McCrory.

Rhode Island authorities said Irving Fenner Jr. was arrested around 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound he suffered in Shelby.

Fenner is accused of shooting Officer Tim Brackeen early in the morning of Saturday, September 10.

Three others who are accused of assisting Fenner avoid apprehension were also arrested in Rhode Island; they are Jolisa Peeler, Corry Peeler and Hope Wyman, who are each charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and harboring a criminal, respectively.

Jolisa Peeler waived extradition and left Rhode Island last week. others were arrested in Shelby last week, bringing the total to six arrests connected to the case.

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