Third murder suspect remains at large

Published 11:49 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WEST POINT — A week after the inciting incident, the  third suspect in a West Point murder investigation remains at large.

Trent Murphy, 24, of West Point, is still being sought by police for his alleged role in a shooting last Wednesday evening on Dogwood Circle that resulted in the death of 50-year-old Valley resident Reggie Pearson.

“We still don’t have anything on Murphy,” West Point Police Captain Robert Fawley said. “We believe he is still in the area.”

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Two other suspects are already in custody, Eric Bridges, 25, of West Point, turned himself in at the West Point Police Department at approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday afternoon; and  Octavious Bridges, 24, also of West Point, was arrested and charged Friday morning, June 15, at 11 a.m. at his sister’s home in Fairburn, Ga.

Bridges has also been officially charged with being a fugitive of justice and is also being held for possible involvement with a home invasion/robbery that occurred in Lanett back in December.

Pearson was discovered on a porch at a residence in the 1000 block of Dogwood Circle in West Point. According to a West Point Police Department press release, he had been shot in the chest.

Captain Fawley said investigators believe Pearson was meeting with the trio for a narcotics transaction.

The West Point Police Department is requesting anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or who may have been in the area during this time and noticed any suspicious person or vehicle to call the West Point Police at 706-645-3525 or 706-645-3548 or your local “Crime Stoppers” at 706-812 1000.