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Welcome to Mount Holly, a special city nestled along the banks of the picturesque Catawba River. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and yet a world away from the harried lifestyle of the big city.  Immerse yourself in a community that values our connection to nature and cherishes our serene surroundings.

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Welcome to Mount Holly, a special city nestled along the banks of the picturesque Catawba River. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and yet a world away from the harried lifestyle of the big city.  Immerse yourself in a community that values our connection to nature and cherishes our serene surroundings.

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Welcome to Mount Holly, a special city nestled along the banks of the picturesque Catawba River. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and yet a world away from the harried lifestyle of the big city.  Immerse yourself in a community that values our connection to nature and cherishes our serene surroundings.

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Mount Holly Police Department Makes Third Arrest in Double Homicide Investigation

February 1, 2024

PRESS RELEASE

Mount Holly Police Department Makes Third Arrest in Double Homicide Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MOUNT HOLLY, NC – The Mount Holly Police Department has arrested a third suspect in the investigation concerning the tragic double homicide that occurred on December 14, 2023. The charges are related to the deaths of Jaylan Marray Jackson, 19, and Jayden Dae'shun Munson, 19, both residents of Concord.

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the department arrested Marquan Ladrien Marshall, 20, Gastonia. The arrest was made in Greensboro, North Carolina, and he was arrested on two counts of First Degree Murder.

"Today marks a significant milestone in our pursuit of justice as we announce the third arrest in connection with the tragic double homicide that occurred on December 14, 2023. The Mount Holly Police Department is profoundly grateful for the dedication and collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies involved in this intensive investigation,” stated MHPD Chief Brian Reagan. “This arrest highlights our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community, and we will continue to work tirelessly to bring closure to the affected families.”

The first arrest in this case, a 17-year-old individual, was made on December 29, 2023 in Union, New York. Recognizing the age of the suspect, specific details concerning the individual will not be disclosed to the public.

On Friday, January 12, 2024, the department made the second arrest, apprehending Zabreon Isaiah Wallace, 18,  in the town of Fairmount, North Carolina. He was arrested on two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. 

The Mount Holly Police Department acknowledges and extends its deepest gratitude to the following entities:

  • U.S. Marshal's Service - Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force
  • U.S. Marshal's Service - New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force
  • NC Department of Public Safety - Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Broome County Sheriff’s Office, New York
  • Gaston County District Attorney’s Office
  • Gaston County Emergency Management Services
  • Gaston County Police Department 
  • Gaston County Police Department - Crime Scene Investigation Unit
  • Mount Holly Fire Department
  • Belmont Police Department
  • Fairmount Police Department
  • High Point Police Department

Anyone with pertinent information regarding this case is urged to contact the Mount Holly Police Department at (704) 827-4343 or reach out anonymously to Gaston County Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

Brian K. Reagan
Chief of Police
Mount Holly Police Department

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