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2008 Goldsboro slaying suspect caught in S.C.

Posted October 23, 2009 9:10 a.m. EDT
Updated October 23, 2009 9:50 a.m. EDT

— A man who had been on the run since Goldsboro police named him as a suspect in a 2008 slaying was caught in South Carolina Thursday.

James Sanders, 35, faces first-degree murder charges in the Sept. 24, 2008, death of Eric Lamont Best, who was gunned down on Franklin Street.

Sanders was named as a suspect less than a week after the slaying but remained at large until he was arrested in Bennettsville, S.C., Thursday.

He was extradited to North Carolina and was being held Friday in the Wayne County Detention Center without bond.

Cleveland Ward, 30, of Goldsboro, was arrested and charged with murder about a week after Best's death.