Suffolk man wanted for Franklin murder

Published 2:55 pm 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.