Update: On Thursday, July 05, 2012, members of the Henderson Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested Arthur Thomas Peace Jr., 20, 1016 Lehman Street, Henderson and charged him with one count of First Degree Murder. Peace was placed in the Vance County Jail without bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in Vance County District Court on July 13, 2012.
Originally published July 4th at 11:46am:
On Wednesday, July 4, 2011, at 3:32 A.M., Henderson Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of South William Street in response to a subject lying beside the roadway. Clayton Batchelor Jr., 14, 722 Harriett Street Henderson was found deceased at the scene. Batchelor succumbed to injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.
Batchelor was transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill. The Henderson Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are conducting the follow up investigation.