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Arrest Made in Homicide
Update – On Thursday, July 21, 2022, deputies responded to the intersection of Winns Church Road and Greenwood Road in reference to the body of a female that was located on the side of the roadway. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the female as Raquiah Paulette King, 20, of Hampton, Virginia.
After an extensive investigation involving multiple agencies, investigators with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office were able to quickly identify a suspect in this case.
On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Emmanuel Dewayne Coble, 27, of Hampton, was arrested in Hampton, Virginia, and charged with First Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Coble is currently being transferred to Hanover County and will be arraigned tomorrow morning.
A booking photo of Emmanuel Coble is attached.
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our law enforcement partners from the Hampton Police Department, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Virginia State Police for their assistance in this investigation, which ultimately led to Coble’s safe apprehension.
“I am incredibly proud of the diligence of our investigators and our law enforcement partners which led to the arrest of Emmanuel Coble. This arrest is the first step in bringing justice to Raquiah King and her family. We are also grateful for the assistance from our Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, as they have been working alongside us throughout this investigation. We will continue to work closely with them to ensure a successful prosecution,” said Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff.