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Man Arrested for Charges Related to Two Victims Found Dead on Ft. Liberty in December 2020

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Today, U.S. Attorney Michael Easley announced charges relating to murder, drugs, firearms, and obstruction for Kenneth Maurice Quick, Jr. of Laurinburg, North Carolina.  A federal grand jury indicted Quick on August 1, 2023, and that indictment was unsealed at his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Swank in Greenville. 

According to court documents and other information presented in court, it is alleged Quick committed first-degree murder by shooting a victim on Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) on December 1, 2020.  In addition, it is alleged Quick used a firearm to murder a second victim that same day.  The murder of the second victim was in relation to a separate charge for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.  Quick is also alleged to have been a felon at the time of these offenses and knowingly possessed ammunition.  Finally, Quick is alleged to have obstructed justice by attempting to dispose of the body of one of the victims.  Quick is currently serving 57 months in federal prison for an unrelated conviction.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division). U.S. Attorney Michael Easley commends the focus and dedication of the investigating agencies that allowed these charges to be brought. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brad DeVoe and Caroline Webb are prosecuting the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:23-CR-246.  The indictment is located here: 

An indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Updated August 25, 2023

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