Sampson teen found murdered in Hoke County


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



A Sampson County teenager was shot dead Tuesday in Hoke County and sheriff’s investigators in that area are searching for any information about what they are calling a homicide.

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announced Wednesday that the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a murder that occurred at North Old Wire Road and McGougan Road in Hoke County. Officers were dispatched at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday and, once on the scene, found 17-year-old Bryan Stuart Requena face down on the ground.

Preliminary investigation shows that Requena was shot. Hoke County Sheriff’s officials identified the teenager as being a resident of Sampson County, however no other information about the incident has been released.

“Hoke County Detectives are continuously investigating and following leads,” a prepared statement from the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office read.

Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 910-875-5111.

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By Chris Berendt

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