Police continue searching for answers in unsolved murder

Family members are holding on to faith as Terry Credit’s unsolved murder case approaches a year old.

 

Terry “Rich” Credit was 50 years old when police found him shot to death in the doorway of his mobile home in the Oakwood Village trailer park at 475 East Robins St. around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 17.

His family is looking around every corner for answers.

His sister, Victoria Credit-Rome, said she remains hopeful her brother’s killer will be found and held accountable.

“Our family is praying for justice for Terry Credit,” she said. “It is hard knowing its coming up on a year and we [are] still staying hopeful.”

A $12,000 reward remains in place for anyone who can give information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Credit’s death.

Credit was murdered 11 months ago on Monday. Next month, his case will be a year old.

Credit’s family is holding a birthday bash in his honor on Aug. 12 in Mayflower.

The celebration, which is open to the public, begins at noon at 29 White City Road in Mayflower on Aug. 12.

Conway investigators began looking into Credit’s death after responding to an early morning shots fired call in August.

When investigators responded to the call, they found “what appeared to be a mask laying in the driveway of trailer #16” before finding Credit, who suffered from two gunshot wounds, “lying face down in a pool of blood just inside the door.”

Investigators located two spent .40 caliber casings at Credit’s residence and they seized his cell phone, which was located in his bedroom, as evidence.

While investigators were unable to collect DNA evidence from the mask, they later extracted digital evidence from Credit’s phone in hopes of identifying who he was last in contact with the night he was killed. Investigators extracted the evidence nearly eight months after his death.

According to reports, witnesses could not give investigators a good description of the car or people who were seen in the area the night Credit was murdered. Witnesses did, however, report seeing several people get into a dark-colored car and leave the area shortly after shots were fired.

Credit-Rome said she and other family members keep in contact with Conway detectives for any possible updates in Credit’s case.

“I talk to the detective as often as I can and he keeps me updated on everything,” Credit-Rome said.

Anyone with information is asked to call either Detective Joshua Fulbright at CPD at 501-450-6120 or the Central Arkansas Crime Stoppers (CACS) tip line at 501-340-TIPS(8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

 

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