Two additional men now face charges in connection with the murder of Jonesville Police Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin and a man already in custody for the crime is facing new charges.
The new developments in this case are the result of a joint investigation by the Jonesville Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, the Elkin Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Brian Eugene Whittaker, 37, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Marc Peterson Oldroyd, 40, of Rockwood, Tenn., have both been charged in the crime after a grand jury issued indictments against the pair in the 1996 shooting death of Martin.
Scott Vincent Sica, 37, of Cape Coral, Fla., had already been charged in the case.
Sica was arrested on Oct. 3 and charged with first degree murder. This week a grand jury in Yadkin County issued indictments against Sica charging him with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and two counts of possession of stolen goods relating to vehicle thefts.
Whittaker was indicted on charges of first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and two counts of possession of stolen goods.
Oldroyd was indicted on charges of first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Oldroyd appeared in court on Jan. 28 for his first appearance during which the judge ruled that Oldroyd be held without bond due to the murder charges.
Whittaker and Oldroyd are in custody in Yadkin County.
No additional information was available this morning.
Martin was shot and killed on Oct. 5, 1996, at 2:42 a.m., while conducting a traffic stop on I-77 South in Yadkin County. Martin was shot multiple times and left for dead on the shoulder of the highway. Numerous law enforcement agencies across the Southeast and Midwest have played a pivotal role in the investigation of this crime.