NC governor signs extradition papers for accused cop killer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is looking to bring Irving Fenner back down south to face justice.

The 23-year-old is accused of shooting to death Officer Tim Brackeen, a North Carolina cop from the Shelby Police Department on September 10.

Fenner was arrested September 14 in Coventry from a house on Tiogue Avenue and arraigned at the Rhode Island State Police headquarters that night.

Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell cited good police work, and teamwork between FBI agents tracking Fenner’s cell phone and the police department for leading to Fenner’s capture.  “And they surrounded the house and they talked him out, and he surrendered. He came out peacefully,” explained O’Donnell.

Police say Fenner’s half sister, Jolisa Peeler, drove him from North Carolina to Rhode Island as an attempt to hide him from authorities.

McCrory has released a statement saying, “I have said all along that I was committed to pursuing extradition in this case using all legal means that are available. It is vital that this investigation moves forward as quickly as possible, and part of a that involves returning this suspect to North Carolina.”

Fenner is due back in Rhode Island court next month.

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