Drug dealer charged with second-degree murder
The Daily Reflector
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Greenville Police Department has charged a Henderson man with second-degree murder in connection with the 2017 overdose death of a man at a motel in December, the department announced Thursday.
Officers arrested 25-year-old Floyd Terry Thorpe Jr. at a house located in the 100 block of Summit Avenue in Oxford on Wednesday, according to a department news release. Members of the department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, the State Bureau of Investigation Missing Person and Fugitive Task Force and the Oxford Police Department assisted in the arrest.
Greenville police officers on Dec. 7 found 30-year-old Vincent Rodenwold of Franklinton dead from an apparent drug overdose at the Affordable Suites, 101 Dansey Road. Last week, toxicology results revealed Rodenwold died from a combined heroin and fentanyl overdose.
After a thorough investigation, detectives with the department’s Major Crimes Unit identified Thorpe as Rodenwold’s drug supplier. He was booked into the Granville County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.