By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
Posted On: August 12, 2017
PRINCE GEORGE – What should have been the winding down of the summer travel season at a popular travel center along U.S. Route 460 near Interstate 295 took a deadly turn after a teenager was gunned down inside a restaurant on Labor Day in the county.
According to Prince George Police, the incident occurred at the Pilot Travel Center near the intersection of Rives Road and County Drive on Sept. 4, just after 4 p.m. when a black male, later identified as Jules Moultrie, Jr. III walked into the Wendy’s restaurant at the travel center and “within seconds” shot the victim before fleeing the area.
Two female employees, Norma Glover, and Tatiyana Wright of Petersburg left the area at the same time as the suspect, police reported.
What is normally a bustling business became a crime scene as police descended on the area as officers found the victim in the entranceway of the business before being pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was identified by police as 19-year-old Coron Bond of Richmond, a student at nearby Virginia State University in Petersburg.
Less than a day after the deadly shooting, Prince George County Police arrested Moultrie without incident and is currently behind bars at Riverside Regional Jail where he is being held on first-degree murder charges.
According to court records, Moultrie was scheduled to be arraigned last Tuesday, but that hearing was continued with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 6 in Prince George General District Court.
A funeral service was held for Bond on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Richmond.
Police have not revealed what motive, if any, was involved in the deadly Labor Day shooting.