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Suffolk man wanted for Franklin murder

Published 2:55pm Friday, November 9, 2012

FRANKLIN—Franklin police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 25-year-old man in connection with a Thursday night murder in the city.

Sol Damacus Burke, also known as Dukey, is wanted for shooting Eric Dewayne Smith at 8:30 in the 300 block of Pearl Street, Lt. Tim Whitt said.


Burke is described as a 6-foot-4, 230-pound black man. His last known address was 1215 Blythewood Lane, Suffolk. He has a tattoo of “Dukey” on his right forearm and bicep.

Burke may be in a 2004 red Dodge Durango with Virginia tag XDL-9247.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should call the Franklin Police at 562-8575, Det. Cpl. J. Butts at 562-2849 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.





  • hellcat

    Dukey? Really?

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  • alexice jenkins

    it really sicken me to know that people will take a life from someone cause they pride got hurt. it seem to me to who ever this man is i truely hope and pray that they caught you an I HOPE THAT YOU GET LIFE. i am really upset by this whole thing you took someone life away he had kids. he didn’t bother anybody and you just took his life away and for what. what have he ever do to you nothing i hope they get you. And when they do i hope you get a death sencetance. so you will know how it feel to have your life tooken away from you

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  • MacGurl2010

    It’s only a matter of time before “someone” catches this criminal. I pray that he is caught by law enforcement very soon.

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  • cuddles23851

    I hope they catch this criminal, you take a life and run away. You are done, they will catch you.

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