Sixth Person Arrested for Beating Teen

MAY 5, 2006 -- After two months of searching, authorities have arrested the sixth person accused of beating a Whiteville teenager.

Authorities found 23-year-old Troy Childress Thursday hiding in an abandoned trailer in Whiteville. They say he had come back into town for his daughter's first birthday.

Childress and five others are charged with beating 19-year-old Jerome Bullock in a Whiteville park in March. Detectives say the men beat Bullock because he broke a gang rule. All the men are part of the Folk Nation gang, which is a branch of the Crypts.

Bullock is still recovering in a rehabilitation center.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer