Victim's relative lunges at murder suspect in court

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Nashid Porter made his first appearance in court Thursday after being arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection to fatally shooting a witness in a murder case.

According to WITN, a family member of the victim was subdued in court after they tried to lunge at Porter. The media outlet is reporting "the relative was quickly subdued and Porter was removed from the courtroom."

According to a spokesperson for the U.S. Marshal Service, Porter was found outside of Wallace, two doors down from his house in an abandoned trailer.

Officials found Porter hiding under a bed and was arrested without incident by a U.S. Marshals violent fugitive task force out of Wilmington and the Duplin Sheriff's Office SWAT team.

Porter is accused of killing Obediah Hester IV, 27, of Wilmington, last week in an execution-style shooting. Hester's body was found outside of an abandoned mobile home.

Court documents show Hester was named as a prosecution witness in Porter's upcoming murder trial.He was one of three people supposed to testify.

Porter was on a pre-trial release program that included electronic monitoring at his residence in Wallace. According to Duplin County authorities, Porter cut off his ankle monitoring device on the day of Hester's murder.

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