Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 3, 2014

W.Va. police aid conviction of two Fla. men for murder

PRINCETON — Two men charged along with a Florida man who stole a vehicle from a local dealership in 2012 were sentenced Monday for their roles in the October 1996 murder of a North Carolina police officer.

Scott Vincent Sica, no current age available, of Cape Coral, Fla., was arrested in October 5, 2012, the anniversary of the shooting death of Sgt. Greg Martin, an officer with the Jonesville, N.C., police department. Jonesville Police Chief Roger Reece said after the shooting that the suspect was driving a red Dodge truck stolen from a Ramey Motors lot in Princeton a few days earlier. The vehicle’s tags were taken off a customer’s vehicle parked outside Eagle Transmission on Athens Road in Princeton.

Sica was sentenced in March 2014 to life in prison without parole, according to a statement issued Monday by the Jonesville Police Department.

Two other men connected with the murder were sentenced Monday. Brian Eugene Whittaker, 38, and Marc Peterson Oldroyd, 41, no addresses available, had previously pleaded guilty in connection with Martin’s murder, according to the press release.

Whittaker was sentenced to a minimum of 168 months (14 years) and a maximum of 211 months (approximately 17 years) on charges including second-degree murder, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, and two charges of felony possession of stolen goods.

Oldroyd was sentenced to a minimum of 120 months (10 years) to a maximum of 153 months (nearly 13 years) on charges including second-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the press release.

Martin was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on the southbound lanes of Interstate 77. He had been shot multiple times in the head. Jonesville Police Chief Roger Reece and Tom Horner, district attorney of Prosecutorial District 23 of North Carolina said they appreciated the support of the many law enforcement agencies that contributed to the investigation. The West Virginia State Police assisted Jonesville authorities during the 16-year investigation, Reece said earlier.

 

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