Tillery in custody | Native Information

LITTLETON — On Friday, the Littleton Police Department announced Jamazia Tillery was in custody.

Chief Philip Trivette with the Littleton Police Department said Monday he was arrested by US Marshals in Raleigh. He was not given a bond, and at this time there is no scheduled court date.

Tillery is charged with felony murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

On April 19, Tillery of Roanoke Rapids allegedly shot and killed Montasia Arrington at about 7 am at 127 Little Drive, and also injured her mother, Teresa Arrington. Prior to the incident, according to the Department of Public Safety public offender database, Tillery was convicted in Halifax County in 2017 for Class A1 Misdemeanor Suspended Sentence sexual battery and Class F felonious restraint and sentenced to prison. In 2019 he was released.

Also, on April 3, at approximately 3:11 am, Officer N. Powell with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to Fairfield Apartments in regard to a domestic, where the victim (Montasia Arrington) sustained cuts from a knife and other injuries from an assault. Officers made contact with the victim who was able to flee and get to another apartment to call for help. Officers learned through further investigation that the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Tillery, was in the home visiting with their child. During the visit, Tillery became angry and the assault with a knife and physical assault occurred causing injuries to the victim. Tillery fled the apartment before officers arrived, but they were able to locate him a few minutes later in the same area, and took him into custody without any issues.

Tillery was charged in that incident with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault on a female, communicating threats, kidnapping, and damage to property. He was not given a bond and had an April 20 court date.

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