Police charge 2 in Statesville woman’s death

Police charge 2 in Statesville woman’s death
Qawiesha Khaleelah Tolliver (Source: Statesville Police Department)

STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police arrested a man Friday wanted in the death of a 25-year-old Statesville woman.

Shana Nichole Harmon was killed Jan. 16 on the 1500 block of Eighth Street. The Statesville Police Department responded to the scene and discovered Harmon’s body. It was soon after ruled a homicide.

Officers processed the scene and canvassed the area looking for potential witnesses. Police said early in the investigation that foul play was suspected in the death.

“We believe people in the community have information about the senseless death of Ms. Harmon. We need the community’s assistance! If anyone has any information or leads surrounding this case, please give the Statesville Police Department a call. We are actively investigating this suspicious death and need to community’s involvement. Only with your assistance can we make Statesville a safer community,” a press release from Statesville Police Department read on Jan. 16.

After getting numerous tips, police said, they arrested Qawiesha Khaleelah Tolliver and charged her with murder in Harmon’s death. She was taken to the Iredell County Jail and held without bond.

On Friday, with assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation, the Winston-Salem Police Department VCAT Team and Greensboro Police Department VCAT Team, Statesville Police arrested 28-year-old Jhammar Vernon Bowen and charged him with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Investigators have not said how Harmon was killed or what evidence led to naming Tolliver or Bowen as a suspect.

If you have any further information, you are asked to contact Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406 or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.

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