FBI Increases Reward In Murdered Officer Cold Case

1:14 PM, May 5, 2011   |    comments
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Yadkin County, NC -- The FBI increased the reward for information leading to a conviction in the case of a police officer murdered 15 years ago.

Jonesville Police Sgt. Gregory Martin was shot and killed on the side of I-77 in Yadkin County in October 1996. Martin was in the process of making a traffic stop on a red Dodge Ram when it happened.

Investigators said Martin was shot multiple times and left for dead on the shoulder. His gun was still in the holster, showing he didn't have time to defend himself. He was 30 years old.

After the shooting, the suspect(s) dumped a truck stolen from a dealership in Princeton, WV and took a van from a business in Elkin, NC. The van was later found abandoned in the Home Depot parking lot on Franklin Boulevard in Gastonia, NC.

In August 2007, investigators wanted to question Adam Lane, of Jonesville, after he was charged with murder in New Jersey. Lane was sentenced for that murder and attacking several other women in October 2008. He is currently in prison serving a 75-year combined sentence. Investigators weren't immediately available to confirm if Lane was still wanted for questioning or thought to be connected to the case.

The FBI was originally offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case, but they increased it to $130,000 Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charlotte Division of the FBI at (704) 377-9200.

WFMY News 2

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