Suspect Located in Haiti, Charged with 1991 Murder

On Thursday, Dec. 19, 1991, Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a homicide in the 500 block of S. Bloodworth Street. The victim was Yule Harrison, 23, of Raleigh.

Follow-up investigation determined that four suspects were involved in the murder of Harrison, and on Jan. 6, 1992, Ray Jemone Crenshaw, Christopher Michael Wilson, and Douglas McArthur Pace were arrested and charged in connection with the crime. In addition, an arrest warrant was obtained charging Fritzgerald Innocent (DOB 1/9/69) with the murder, but he eluded capture.

Innocent is believed to have fled the country soon afterwards. Eventually, the Raleigh Police Fugitive Unit, working in conjunction with the U. S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, developed information that he was living in Haiti under an alias.

A tenacious search for Innocent began to draw to a close when he was taken into custody in Haiti last fall. At the time of his detention, he was attempting to flee the country using a fraudulent passport.

Innocent was held in Haiti until extradition could be finalized and U.S. Marshals could take custody of him to return him to United States. When Innocent reached Miami, RPD homicide detectives assumed custody of the fugitive and transported him to Raleigh. He was processed into the Wake County Jail last night.

Records reviewed by the department indicate that Crenshaw, Wilson and Pace each received prison sentences for their roles in the crime and that Crenshaw and Wilson remain incarcerated under those sentences.

The Raleigh Police Department continues to investigate many cases despite the passage of time and reminds the public that anyone who has helpful information to share about crimes should contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help solve.

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