RICHLANDS, N.C. -- A manhunt for a fugitive North Carolina murder suspect was called off Tuesday after a search in coastal Onslow County turned up no sign of him, reports CBS affiliate WNCT.
Though the active search is over, officials are still on the lookout for Travares Waters. He's been wanted by deputies since March after they named him a suspect in the murder of Tony Lewis Jr. at a gas station in the same area, reports the station. Officials say a suspect on a scooter wearing a closed helmet shot the 33-year-old Lewis at close range before fleeing.
Onslow County Sheriff's Office officials said the manhunt was mobilized around 4 p.m. Tuesday after Waters was reportedly spotted in Richlands. Sheriff Hans Miller urged residents to stay inside and lock their doors as state and federal officials aided in the search.
Miller wouldn't go into details about the tip.
"We're still looking for him, and we'll look for him until the day he's put in custody," he told the station.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at (910) 455-3113.