Murder suspect skips court

Published 10:13pm Monday, July 29, 2013

Portsmouth police are asking for help from the public in finding a man who did not show up in court on Monday to face charges of murder.

Jason Christopher McCoy, 26, had been scheduled to appear in connection with the 2005 shooting death of 28-year-old Terrace Wilson. Police have named him a fugitive and lodged a contempt of court charge against him for failing to appear, according to a press release from the Portsmouth Police Department.

Jason C. McCoy
Jason C. McCoy

A Portsmouth police spokeswoman stated that McCoy is known to have connections in Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach and that he also frequents Charlotte, N.C. Police warn that he should be considered dangerous.

McCoy was one of three people indicted for Wilson’s murder. Two co-defendants, Devon Riddick and Terry Termaine Bullock, have been convicted of murder for the attack. McCoy was scheduled to answer the charge on Monday.

On June 20, 2005, Wilson was in his vehicle on Rodman Avenue when he was approached by three males wearing masks, who attempted to rob him. As he attempted to drive away from the area, Wilson was shot. He died at the scene.

Anyone with information about McCoy’s location is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text “Portsmouth,” plus the tip, to 274637. Callers to Crime Line do not have to give their names or appear in court. If information leads to an arrest, the caller could qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.

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