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Ariz. cops arrest second suspect in Rocky Mount slaying, arson

Posted October 26, 2009 10:51 a.m. EDT

— The second of three men wanted in the death of a 17-year-old boy whose body was found in a burning house last month was arrested in Phoenix, Ariz., this weekend, Rocky Mount police said.

Brian Carney, 20, of 237 S. Winstead Ave. in Rocky Mount, faces charges of first-degree murder in the death of Chavalis Boyd. Authorities have said Boyd was shot to death before firefighters found his body inside a house at 7210 Silver Leaf Road Sept. 4.

Carney is also charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and first-degree burglary.

On Friday, Phoenix police arrested Nathan Jones, 32, of 1913-D Tischer Road in Raleigh, on charges in Boyd's death.

Authorities are still searching for the third suspect, Corey Jermaine Lee, of 128 Thorne Ridge Circle in Rocky Mount.

The Rocky Mount Police Department has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to Lee's arrest.

Anyone with who sees Lee or has information about his whereabouts should immediately call Rocky Mount police at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

According to state Department of Correction records, Lee has a lengthy criminal record dating to 1993. He has two common-law robbery convictions and others for assault, stolen goods and discharging a firearm into property.

DOC records show that Jones was convicted for selling drugs in the mid-1990s. He also served seven months in 2007 for discharging a firearm into property.

Carney was released from prison in January after serving six months for a probation revocation, according to DOC records. His probation stemmed from convictions for assault inflicting serious injury and attempted larceny from a person.