Suspect jailed in Charlotte in correction officer’s death

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comJuly 15, 2014 

Trevor White, one of two suspects wanted in connection with the June 5 shooting death of Bias Easley in southwest Charlotte, turned himself in to authorities Monday night, police said. (Mecklenburg County Jail photo.)

MECKLENBURG COUNTY JAIL PHOTO

One of the two suspects in the June 5 shooting death of a state corrections officer surrendered to police Monday night.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Trevor White, who turns 29 on Wednesday, came to the sheriff’s office and surrendered. He was jailed after being questioned by CMPD detectives. White was charged with accessory after the fact and is being held under $50,000 bond.

The other suspect in the death of Bias Easley, a Charlotte man and a corrections officer at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Anson County, remains at large. He is identified as Raphael White, 30.

Easley, 27, a father of two young children, was shot to death on the evening of June 5 at his residence in the 800 block of Farmhurst Lane, near Nations Ford Road and I-77. He was found in a walkway at the High Meadows Condominiums.

Police said they don’t believe the death was related to Easley’s work at the prison. Rather, they said, it appeared to result from an earlier argument.

On Monday afternoon, CMPD issued a statement, saying it was possible that the suspects might be in either Atlanta or Greensboro. Police ask that anyone with information about Raphael White’s whereabouts contact detectives at 704-336-VCAT or call 911. Information also can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle

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