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Court Day for Suspects in Father/Son Murders

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BEAUFORT - The three suspects in connection with the double murder of a father and son made their first appearance in court Monday.

Jhaden Davis, 21, Brandon Smallwood, 23, and Joseph Pirrotta, 24, were arrested Friday. The three suspects are charged in connection with the murders of Albert Correll and his father, Duane Correll. The Corrells were shot and killed at their home on Taylor Farm Road in Beaufort on June 2nd.

Investigators believe a fight over money between Davis and Albert Correll in May led to the murders earlier this month. Lead investigator Captain Jason Wank announced during a press release that Davis and Pirrotta followed the two victims back to their home to rob them.

Investigators are still looking for the 40-caliber gun used during the shooting.

Both Davis and Pirrotta are charged with two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. They are being held in the Carteret County Jail without bond. Smallwood is charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder and is in jail on a $1 million bond.

Camp Lejeune officials said that both Smallwood and Davis are U.S. Navy Corpsmen, who live on base.

At the time of the incident, both men were stationed at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. According to Hospital officials, both Sailors worked in administrative positions to support hospital facility operations. Neither Sailor worked directly in patient care while at the Naval Hospital.

Smallwood and Davis were arrested aboard Camp Lejeune by Carteret County deputies and NCIS. Smallwood has been in the Navy since April of 2011 and his home of record is Texas. Davis has been in the Navy since January of 2010 and his home of record is North Carolina.

Officials said Pirrotta is a recently discharged Navy Corpsman, who lives in Beaufort. Prior to being discharged, Pirrotta was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point.

Pirrotta was arrested at his home on Ann Street. Officials could not release further details surrounding his discharge at this time.

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