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Fayetteville police: Murder suspect found in victim's car

Posted April 14, 2014
Updated April 15, 2014

Datorius Lane McLymore

— Fayetteville police said Monday they have charged a 21-year-old man with murder after stopping him while he was driving the victim’s car.

Officers on Sunday were searching for clues in the death of a man found shot and lying on Lamon Street about 8 p.m. They believed the man, identified as David Washington, 37, of Mobile, Ala., was shot elsewhere and taken to Lamon Street.

About two hours later, a sergeant saw the victim’s 2003 Cadillac Deville in the parking lot of the Regency Inn on Ramsey Street.

Police said the sergeant tried to stop the driver, who sped away. The chase ended at a mobile home park on Cattail Circle near the Sapona Road corridor.

Police charged Datorius Lane McLymore, 21, with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony speeding to elude officers. He was held without bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center and scheduled to make a first court appearance on Tuesday.

Police said Washington had been in Fayetteville for about three weeks and was employed by a company in periodical sales.


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  • Rebelyell55 Apr 15, 2014

    Glad he's off the street for now, I'm sure he'll be on the news again in another 10 years.

  • Richard Hertz Apr 14, 2014
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    WOW just how dumb have you got to be to be riding around in a car that you stole let alone killed having killed the owner owner.

  • shatzkiko Apr 14, 2014

    OMG, why would you be driving the persons car you just killed? Stupid is as stupid does.

  • BrianChristie Hogeboon Apr 14, 2014
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    OK stupid people read the article...the guy murdered was from Alabama and employed by a company in periodical sales.

  • Beth Matthews Apr 14, 2014
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    The article states that the VICTIM was in town selling periodicals, NOT the suspect.

  • nonPC Apr 14, 2014

    The one solace a law abiding citizen has is that 99% of criminals are just plain dumb...

  • Justic4All Apr 14, 2014

    I bet he has ties to Ala. Just wondering what other murders he may have committed in other cities he was stationed while selling periodicals?

  • Justic4All Apr 14, 2014

    Selling magazines? Well built in defense of stupidity or what is the term? Depleted mental capacity?

  • Chase Truman Apr 14, 2014
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    He's brilliant.

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 14, 2014

    Here's you sign.......