Edenton Police arrest man after Valentine’s Day murder

Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 11:49:40-05

Andrew Jerome Cooper

EDENTON, N.C. – Police have arrested a man they believe is involved with the death of another man on Valentine’s Day.

31 year old Andrew Jerome Copper was reported to have turned himself into authorities. Cooper is charged with the murder of Dwight Coston.

On February 14 around 3:15 p.m., the Edenton Police Department responded to a critically injured person at N. Granville Street and E. Carteret Street.

Officers said when they got to the scene, they found 36-year-old Dwight Coston. Coston was taken to Vidant Chowan Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police said Coston suffered stab wounds as the result of an aggravated assault.

Andrew Jerome Cooper of Redwood Ln, Browns Summit, NC, was then considered extremely dangerous and wanted by police for the suspected murder of Coston.

Coston’s death is being investigated as a homicide and this is an ongoing investigation, officials said.

Preliminary investigation indicates this was not a random incident.

Anyone with information should contact Special Agent Norman at 919-662-4500 or Chief King at 252-482-19890.

The Edenton Police Department is investigating this homicide in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. You are asked to call NCSBI at 919-662-4500 if you have information.

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