Police: Two in custody after Shelby murder

Credit: Shelby PD

Hoppes, Wilson


by WCNC.com Staff


Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 5 at 4:40 PM

SHELBY, N.C. -- Shelby police have two people in custody after a man was murdered early Thursday morning.

Police responded to a home on Vermont Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Thursday following an anonymous tip. Officers say they entered the home to find Early Guy Hall dead in the garage. Police say Hall was in his 20s.

Police say Jesse Hoppes, 26, and Simms Wilson, 29, were standing near the body.

Hoppes is now charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Wilson has been charged as an accessory. They have been booked into jail on no bond.

Police and residents say crime is unusual in the neighborhood.

"This is a great little neighborhood, it's kind of off the beaten path and very quiet, so it obviously causes a disruption.  They're not used to seeing the police cars,” Police Chief Jeff Ledford.

Neighbor Barry Decker said he heard commotion outside early Thursday morning.

"I was surprised. I thought it would be something else.  I never thought it would be a murder this close to home."