Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen announced Thursday afternoon that an arrest has been made in the Nov. 13, 2013 murder of Keith Whisnant, whose body was found alongside his car off U.S. 742 North, approximately five miles north of Wadesboro.
Whisnant had been shot and was on his way from Ocean Isle Beach to Tennessee traveling through Wadesboro. Investigators know that he stopped at the local Burger King around 8 p.m. that night and may have picked up someone between there and U.S. 742.
Deputies charged Quamaine Lee Massey, 18, of Marshville with first degree murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of Whisnant.
“We’ve been working on it all along,” Allen said. “We got some information early in the week and then things just sort of fell into place.”
The sheriff said he couldn’t give any further details, nor could he say if the $5,000 reward offered Jan. 28 led to the break in the case.
Massey was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Union County on a number of felony warrants from Union County, a press release from the Sheriff’s Office read.
“Based on our investigation we were able to obtain warrants for murder and armed robbery.” Sheriff Allen said in the press release. “We’ve got a good case against him,” he told The Anson Record Thursday afternoon. “The investigation is ongoing.”
Massey is currently in the Union County Jail being held there on a number of felony charges from Union County. He is also being held under no bond for Anson County and will be moved to Anson when the Union County charges have been disposed.