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Second woman arrested in 2014 Sampson homicide

Posted January 26, 2016

Betty West

— A second woman has been charged in connection with a 2014 homicide in Sampson County that came to light only recently.

Betty West, 24, of Angier, was charged with accessory after the fact of murder and was being held in the Sampson County jail under a $200,000 bond.

A tip to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office two weeks ago led Sampson County authorities to uncover the remains of Danielle Alicia Chance, 24, in the northwest part of the county.

The partial remains were taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh to determine the cause of death.

Investigators said they received information that Chance had been shot following a Feb. 16, 2014, altercation with another woman, who had since moved out of state.

Felicia Barnes, 37, was arrested in Jefferson City, Tenn., last week and charged with murder in Chance's death. She was being held without bond there while awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

Investigators said an interview with Barnes led to the discovery of more remains and a possible murder weapon. They are still searching various sites for additional evidence and remains.


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