By Linda Cicoira

A New Church man is in custody after being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of another local resident, according to records filed in Accomack General District Court.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rikece Labryan Campbell was arrested April 4. The victim, 42-year-old Cervone Copes, of Atlantic was found dead March 28. Accomack deputies,  arrived on the scene after receiving reports of a shooting on Tull Circle, in Atlantic.

Campbell was also charged with use of a firearm in the murder. A June 29 preliminary hearing was set. He is being held in the Accomack County Jail without bond.

Investigator Aaron Turner, of the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, handled the case.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Department at 787-1131 or 824-5666. Tips can be submitted at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.0rg.



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