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Police catch suspect in wreck that killed Bragg soldier

Posted June 15, 2011

— Fayetteville police have caught a man wanted in connection with an April wreck that killed a Fort Bragg soldier.

Leonard McMurray, 31, was arrested Saturday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the April 23 wreck that killed Staff Sgt. Carson Morris, 35.

McMurray also faces charges of felony hit-and-run, failure to yield right of way and driving with a revoked license. He was given a $35,500 secured bond.

Police identified McMurray as a suspect five days after the wreck and had been seeking him since then.

Morris was driving a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle north on 71st School Road when the driver of a southbound vehicle tried to turn left onto Old Bunce Road in front of Morris, police said. He died at the scene.

He served with the 7th Transportation Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg.


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  • rayh Jun 15, 2011

    he would look out of place just about anywhere outside of a prison yard.

  • danunger Jun 15, 2011

    It sounds like the charges are way light to me. This guy needs to own stock in a prison somewhere, and before someone says it, if thats what the law says, we need to change the law. You hit and run.....BIG FELONY! Imagine how the family feels about the laws price tag on their loved one.

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  • Mark Hayes Jun 15, 2011

    Was he wearing that hairhat to disguise himself?

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 15, 2011

    Glad they caught the guy, he sure won't going to give himself up. I think there should additional charges for that. Since he didn't give hisself up the bond should been higher.

  • housemanagercary Jun 15, 2011

    They should post this and the bank robbery article under the one about Fayetteville's image.