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Fayetteville man charged after body found in trunk

Posted February 19, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015

John Jacob Sierra

— Investigators have charged a 36-year-old Fayetteville man after a man was found dead inside of a vehicle truck Thursday evening, officials said Friday. 

John Jacob Sierra, of Halifax Drive, was charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Officers were called to the area of Dodge Court and North Platte Road at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Samuel Federick III, who was reported missing by his family on Feb. 17 after he left his home on Grand Prix Drive, was found in the back of a vehicle was parked along the roadway, police said. 

No other information about Federick's death has been released. 

Sierra was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond. 

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Fayetteville police Detective M. Taylor at 910-303-9751 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 20, 2015
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    So sad. No one deserves to die, unless that person killed someone else. In this case, whoever killed this man, deserves to die.