Judge holds man without bond in hotel killing of Lillington woman, unborn child

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Tevin Vann made his first court appearance Wednesday.
Tevin Vann made his first court appearance Wednesday.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man charged in the killing of 21-year-old Ashley Ann Mclean and her unborn child at a Best Western hotel last week made his first court appearance on two first-degree murder charges Wednesday morning.

Tevin Demetrius Vann, 24, was ordered by Judge Chad E. Hogston to be held without bond on the charges following his in-person appearance in New Hanover County District Court.

Vann was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday night, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley. His charges come four days after a housekeeper found Mclean dead inside a room at the Best Western Plus, 5345 Market St., on Friday afternoon. According to a 911 call, she was found with no pulse in the second floor room. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Tevin Demetrius Vann

On Wednesday, police released details of the charges, which indicated Mclean had been pregnant at the time of her death. Police have not released the manner of Mclean’s death at this time, pending an autopsy.

According to jail records, Vann also faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and failure to appear on a misdemeanor. He will be appointed a capital defender to represent him in the case.

Vann’s next district court date is scheduled for Sept. 1.