December 8, 2019
For a fast food joint that doesn’t specialize in fried chicken, Papa John’s definitely punches above its weight in the TNB department.
Two people charged with murder following the death of a man who was beaten at the Brier Creek shopping center in northwest Raleigh last month made their first court appearances on Friday.
Police officers responding to a reported assault shortly before 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 found William Edward “Billy” Allison, 65, beaten outside a Papa John’s pizza store at 10251 Little Brier Creek Lane.
Jarius Jimil Barnes, 23, of 2537 Dality Drive in Raleigh, and Ladaja Chakure Nelson, 22, of 9230 Count Fleet Drive in Raleigh, were initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in the case.
Ladaja Chakure Nelson and Jarius Jimil Barnes.
Police upgraded the charges to murder on Thursday after Allison died.
Barnes and Nelson remain in the Wake County jail without bond. Their next court date was set for Dec. 19.
William Edward Allison.