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Second man arrested in 2012 murder

Published 11:00pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A second man has been arrested in a December 2012 murder on Dutch Road as the first man arrested in the case awaits sentencing.

Michael Jamil Eason, 28, of Sunbury, N.C., was arrested Tuesday by the Elizabeth City Police Department. He is charged in relation to the murder of William Kendale Jordan on Dec. 17, 2012.

He was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and shoot, stab, cut or wound in commission of a felony.

The first man arrested in the case, Akeem Deshawn Lee Lassiter, 22, also of Sunbury, was arrested June 6. He was found guilty in October and awaits sentencing, with his next court date set for March 24.

He was found guilty on second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of murder, attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and shoot, stab, cut or wound charges.

Jordan was 27 when he died at his home in the 800 block of Dutch Road early that Monday morning. He was shot multiple times.

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