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Second arrest made in Dec. 30 murder

WILMINGTON – Police have arrested a second suspect they were searching for following a murder late last month.

Rebecca Nicole Phillips, 25, of Wilmington was taken into custody in Greenville Monday afternoon. She is charged with first-degree murder.

The victim, 26-year-old Tywan Shaquille Parsley, was found dead on the scene by officers at 1024 S. 13th St. around 3 a.m. on Dec. 30. His death marked the 22nd homicide for the city in 2020.

Phillips is being held without bond at the New Hanover County Jail, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.

Police also arrested a 16-year-old male from Wilmington on Saturday for Parsley’s murder. Found in Kinston, he is now being held without bond and will go through the juvenile justice process, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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