The third murder case in less than a month is in front of a judge here, with Daquan Rollo Corrothers facing the court for the 2020 slaying of Alex Delamez Moore.
Moore was reported missing in January 2020 in the Farmers Union area. His pickup was found abandoned near the Jones Memorial Cemetery, in an area where Moore reportedly hunted. Ground crews and a helicopter searched hundreds of acres of swamps, fields and woods. Other investigators contacted friends and family as far away as Durham trying to find the missing man.
Friends and family continued searching the area after law enforcement from Bladen and Columbus moved on to other areas. Chris Rhodes, a volunteer searcher, helped rescue a pregnant woman who fell in a timber cut and was seriously injured.
Investigators and the county SWAT team executed a search warrant on a home in the 6300 block of Hallsboro Road and found Moore’s body. Moore was recovered Feb. 5, 2020, and Corrothers, now 24, was arrested March 2, 2020. He has been held without bond since the arrest.
Testimony is expected to begin Monday.
Corrothers’ trial marks the third murder case in just weeks to be held here. Corey Tshombe Hines was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison on Sept. 15. Isaac Miller pleaded guilty to second degree murder Sept. 19.
Jury selection is underway in Brunswick County for the trial of Edward McKamey, who faces the death penalty, for killing Carol Greer in 2016. McKamey will be tried in Columbus Superior Court, possibly in October.