Officials offer $25K in North Carolina farmer murder case


North Carolina officials are hoping to find answers in an October murder case that claimed the life of a local farmer and businessman.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of 61-year-old Tommy Ellington. A farmer and owner of a local John Deere dealership, Quality Equipment LLC in Henderson, Ellington was found shot to death outside his rural home about 6 a.m. on Oct. 2., 2017.

Anyone with information about the murder is urged to call the SBI at 1-800-334-3000, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 252-738-2206, or Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers at 919-492-1925. Callers may remain anonymous.

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