'Armed and dangerous’ man, woman arrested in connection to Rowan Co. teen’s killing

Hayden Godair and Savanah Dial were arrested in the case

Deputies: 'Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in connection to teen’s murder in Rowan County

WOODLEAF, NC (WBTV) - Two people, including an “armed and dangerous” man, have been arrested in connection to the killing of a teen in Woodleaf Sunday.

Thursday, deputies announced Savanah Marie Dial was charged with accessory to murder in the death of 17-year-old Jabari Rogers.

Hayden Scott Godair, who was wanted in the case, was arrested and charged with murder,

Deputies first responded to calls about a shooting around 1 a.m. Sunday on Cone Drive, where they found Rogers suffering from a gunshot wound.

Rogers was pronounced dead after live-saving efforts were unsuccessful. Initial reports indicated that the suspect, Godair, 25, reportedly fled before police arrived.

Around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, deputies said Godair stole a pick up truck from Parks Road in western Rowan. The truck was described as a white 1998 GMC Sonoma with black primer paint on the doors and hood.

On Monday morning, deputies say that truck was spotted by in Robeson County when deputies near Lumberton responded to a call of a truck stuck in the mud.

The truck was checked and matched with the description of the truck stolen in Rowan County. Officials also say a stolen pistol was located inside the pick up.

When questioned, Godair, initially gave deputies a wrong name, a release from Rowan County Sheriff’s Office stated.

He was accompanied in the vehicle by Dial, who was originally charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm.

Savanah Dial
Savanah Dial (Source: Rowa)

Godair is being held at the Rowan County Detention Center without bond. Dial will remain in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

This remains an active investigation and no further information has been released at this time.

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