Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stanley, Terry, and Black

Published: September 15, 2009

Yanceyville, North Carolina — A missing persons investigation spanning three sheriff’s departments in two states has led to the arrest of three people. Angela Crowe Stanley, of Semora, and Mary Jo Terry and Kevin Black, both of Blanch, have been arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Bryant Kevin Newcomb, 44, of Chase City, Va., according to a news release from the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests were the result of a collaborative investigation by the Mecklenburg County, Va., Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Caswell County and Person County sheriff’s offices in North Carolina. The case began when Newcomb’s family reported him missing Sept. 7. He was last seen leaving Chase City on Sept. 5, police say. On Sept. 9, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office, responding to a report of an abandoned vehicle near Lucky’s Bar on N.C. 86 in Providence, found a 1993 Chevrolet truck registered to Newcomb. Investigators from Caswell County, Mecklenburg County and the Person County sheriff’s offices responded to the scene when evidence of suspicious circumstances was found in the vehicle. The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office seized the vehicle and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation processed it for evi-dence, the release stated. On Sept. 11, a body investigators believed to be Newcomb was found in the Dan River near a boat landing on N.C. 62 in Milton, N.C. The body was taken to the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy and identification. Stanley was arrested Saturday and is charged with first-degree murder, according to the release. Terry and Black each face a charge of accessory to first-degree murder and are being held in the Person County Detention facility under a $1 million bond. Police say the investigation revealed that the homicide occurred in Person County near the Hyco Lake area. The district attorney’s office is handling the change of venue to Person County.