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Teen Wanted in Woman's Death Arrested After Chase

Posted December 4, 2006
Updated December 5, 2006

— Police chased a teenager wanted in the slaying of his grandmother at speeds up to 100 mph before stopping him on Interstate 95.

Authorities wouldn't disclose the 15-year-old's name. The victim was identified as Ruby Inez McElveen, 61.

The minivan the boy was driving was stopped about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after police punctured the vehicle's tires with spike-studded sticks. The boy sideswiped another vehicle during the 50-mile chase on rain-slickened roads as he drove the van on its rims mph before spinning into a ditch.

The chase began in Harnett County and went through Fort Bragg and Fayetteville before the vehicle drove onto I-95.

Police were called at about 4:30 p.m. to McElveen's home north of Spring Lake by neighbors who heard sounds of fighting from her mobile home. Officers were told a boy drove away in her van.

Investigators would not say how or why McElveen was killed. The boy is facing murder charges.
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