City police on Saturday arrested a man in connection with a Thursday night shooting death at the Autumn Oaks apartment complex.
Jamen Malik Percell, 18, of 200 Scarlett Oak Lane in Sanford was charged with first degree murder around 7:20 p.m. Saturday.
Percell is accused in the killing of Chandler Cotton, 19, who was found in a breezeway at the apartment complex suffering from a gunshot wound Thursday night. He later died at Central Carolina Hospital.
Percell was placed in the Lee County Jail without bond.
Lee county has a serious gang problem….
Never stated anything about it beings gang related
why do black people kill black people and then shout black lives matter….serious question
Why do white people break all kinds of laws, including murder, then scream that we need to respect the law?
Let’s ask D. Roberts. He seems to know pretty much everything.
Don’t be a hater DDB. Clearly you are not seeking a realistic discussion on how to reduce crime in our county. You just want to throw out comments completely irrelevant to any issue being reported in this article for the sole purpose of trying to foment drama.
All unnecessary comments…
This is also the issue, stop talking crap…
We are all people and can do better…
Like doing the right thing .
It can be applied to almost everything..
Again, use your real names!!!
Bless You Kimberly Stone – Anybody that POSTS Anything should be required to to use their real name or the RANT should not post their comments …..
Why not be required to use your real name Kimberly Stone (If that’s your real name)? Because anonymity allows people to voice their true opinion without fear of reprisal from employers or others that could negatively react.
My real name is Kimberly Stone
Proud owner of Nails by Kimberly for 35 years , 22 of which is right here in Lee county ….
Google it jackass……
Let me follow that up by also saying my husband owns a business here in Lee County stone tools supply both tax paying citizens that aren’t afraid to share our real names……….
Proud to be a Lee County resident we just need to do better and can do better……
And if you’re a real person with a real name and not hiding behind a computer screen you’ll get more respect!!!!!
also Kimberly how can you be on here saying things like this and you run a business please have some respect for yourself
Kim, Kim, Kim, do you think the rest of us don’t pay our taxes? I couldn’t care less what you or your husbands names or businesses are. I also don’t care if I have your respect. I will comment with my name if I want to, or use an alias when I have an opinion that I know will upset my boss if he happens to see it. A name, whether real or not, does not make an opinion more or less valid. Chill girl.
I want to subscribe, but didn’t find the location to sign up.
It makes everything valid ….
My opinion is my opinion, I have no fear….
And I have a great business thanks!!!!
Lee county has a huge gang problem
Let’s look for solutions!!!!
Not nit pic !!!
Gangs are a symptom of a problem, not the problem itself.
Most folks want a simple and quick answer to issues that are the result of choices made 30/40/50 years ago. 50 years ago the City and the County decided that to improve the economic base in Sanford, industry needed to be recruited to Sanford and to support the industry, the City’s water and sewer systems were greatly enlarged. It worked great until the demise of the Fordist manufacturing economy. (Fordist is a reference to assembly lines, supply chains, etc).
The extension of water and sewer made it feesbile to develop parts of the county that previously would have needed a well and a septic tank. Try that in West Sanford and see what happens. Anyway with the water and then the sewer, people began moving out of the older parts of the two Towns and this housing was purchased for use as rental housing.
In order to keep a flow of income, the rental housing became a race to the bottom. This attracted lower income, lower resource people from Chatham, Moore, and Harnett County that would otherwise not have moved here. Any urban center in the middle of rural counties will do this. These are people who can’t afford to live on the periphery of Raleigh.
This means neighborhoods like Oakwood and McIver Park and the area around the old Jonesboro Church moved out of the hands of locals and into the hands of folks new to the area or of moderate means, but they didn’t have the resources to fully combat the changes that go with a transition from owner occupation to rentals.
Transient and rental communities of lower income folks are plagued by crime, gangs, and violence. Folks with money and means are better at hiding their shenanigans and foibles.
Unique to Sanford is the problem of Jonesboro. Jonesboro is the older town but was run into the ground by a refusal to fix their sewer plant and the Town was forcibly incorporated into a greater Sanford in 1947. Going forward this meant two downtowns competing with each other for the next 55 years. There remains a cultural difference between Jonesboro and Sanford to this day if you know what you are looking for.
Finally there are the African American areas where black folk were “trapped” for the better part of 60-70 years. I say trapped because many were without transportation and either walked to work or were picked up each day. This made them a pool of labor but when the manufacturing and service sectors changed, they were left behind as well as old Fordist industrial workers.
Each sub group going forward has its original identity that shows up in the grand and great grand children. Like groups clump together. Those that grow up with the expectation of college and a good job are easily led astray and more likely to give up and join some sort of gang. Gangs, like any other criminal enterprise, only thrives near urban areas because money and property does not grow on a Tobacco Stake down at the end of dead end road in Deep River or Broadway. It does not grow on the brownstone rocks near Carbonton. Money, customers, and things to steal, are located where all the people are, hence crime comes to town to do business.
Economic opportunity, education, and social involvement are the only cures for the problem that Sanford opened itself to all those decades ago. There is not enough gentrification in the world to eliminate the bottom 20% of the socio-economic class and obtain what exists in a modern day Cary or Holly Springs. However, Raleigh and the Triangle keep creeping closer and closer. But new middle and upper middle class people aren’t the problem. The problem is with poor folks and those in broken families now and unless you are willing to tear down all their housing and price them out of Sanford, you have to deal with their specific problems.
Hold on there! I mean getting rid of gangs would be nice, but do not get rid of our cheap labor force. How am I going to get my Bojangles biscuits if we don’t have people willing to work for minimum wage? There aren’t enough high school kids willing to work, to make up the 52% of the minimum wage workers who are no longer in their teens. We need our Bo.
Very well educated…
Sounds a lot like the one and only Jimmy Haire…
Only mention to compliment, if not I gave it a try!!!
Kudos to you , whomever you are….
I see now. Jamen Percell had to shoot Chandler. With a history like that we can’t blame him.
How bout you watch your mouth speaking on my brother like that bc #1. He would never hurt somebody like that. #2 he saved my life when I got shot. #3 he would give his shirt off his back no matter what. #FreeMando #LLC
Business has never been better!!!!
It’s sad that one bad decision can destroy so many lives.
Totally agree , my
Original point to begin with ….
Gangs are at an all time high in many surrounding communities… Ours is no different..
And I’m not angry, never have been .
Wouldn’t have a thriving business if I were…
Just want people to wake up, let’s work together to help put an end to all of this unnecessary killing…
And yes you should still use your real name.
It’s about validity…….
Stop the ignorant comments….
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As far as I am concerned this is a multi facected problem.
First being NO respect. No respect for the law/law enforcement and no respect for others.
Second, no fear of consequence. You can pass all the laws you want (see 1) however, if there is little to no fear of reprisal then they are at best ineffective.
Here you have a 18yr old, ruined the rest of his life, took a life, over what?
first off you dumbass he didn’t even do it . they let him out cause he didn’t do it . how did he mess up his life and he didn’t do anything?