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Man sought in death at party
Spotsylvania County detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a man charged in connection to the death of an Oak Grove man.
Dwight “Alamay” Horton, 33, is charged with malicious wounding related to an incident at a New Year’s Eve party at a local night club.
Spotsylvania County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Hot Shots night club at 4532 Plank Road at 12:50 a.m on New Year’s Day for reports of a disturbance, according to Capt. Jeff Pearce.
They found Glenwood “Cube” Cupid Jr., 33, unconscious on the floor, he said.
Cupid was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he remained in a coma until he was pronounced dead on Jan. 4, he said.
Results from the Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that Cupid died from blunt force trauma, Pearce said.
Initially, witnesses at the club told police that Cupid fell and hit his head, he said. Since his death, more information has come to the detectives’ attention.
Deputies obtained a felony arrest warrant for Horton stemming from an altercation he had with Cupid that night.
After more results come back from the lab, his charges could be upgraded, according to Sheriff Roger Harris.
Horton has ties to the Fredericksburg area and Georgia, Pearce said.
Anyone with information on Horton’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at at 540/582-7115 or text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637).
Cupid had two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. The family has set up a fund on youcaring.com in his honor to help support his children.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419