UPDATED: One dead, suspect at large after Woodleaf murder

Published 12:46 pm Sunday, March 3, 2019

WOODLEAF — One man is dead and another is wanted for murder after a 1 a.m. Sunday shooting, the sheriff’s office said.

Jabari Isaiah Rogers, 17, was shot and killed on Cone Drive in Woodleaf, the sheriff’s office said. Hayden Scott Godair, 25, has been identified as the suspect, and detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Godair on charges of murder.

The sheriff’s office said it found Rogers suffering from a gunshot wound in a driveway on Cone Drive. Life-saving attempts failed, and Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said Godair is believed to be “armed and dangerous.”

On Sunday evening, the sheriff’s office said detectives believe Godair may have stolen a white 1998 GMC Sonoma truck from Parks Road in Woodleaf. The truck has black primer paint on the doors and hood. The sheriff’s office said the vehicle may have damage on its right, front quarter panel and an orange Harley Davidson tag on the front as well as a license plate displaying “FJB-7592.”

Godair has a lengthy criminal history and has ties to Davie County as well, the sheriff’s office said. Godair’s criminal history includes charges such as possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance and breaking and entering. 

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate. Anyone with information about this investigation, or the location of Godair are asked to contact Lt. C. Moose 704-216-8687, Detective Ollie Greene 704-216-8686 or Crime Stoppers 1-866-639-5245.

Anyone who makes contact with Godair or spots the vehicle should call 911, the sheriff’s office said.