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Three arrested in Fuquay-Varina double homicide

Posted August 2, 2014 11:09 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2014 3:42 p.m. EDT

— Police have arrested three men in connection with a double homicide at a Fuquay-Varina home last month. The third man turned himself in Sunday morning.

Arthur Lee Brown, 78, and David Eugene McKoy, 66, were found shot to death on July 19 at a home on Howard Road, according to police.

Authorities say the suspected motive for the murders was robbery.

Kevin Britt, 20, and Gregory Crawford, 21, were arrested in connection with the shootings. Donovan Richardson, 21, surrendered at the Wake County jail around 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

The suspects are each facing multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and burglary. 

A neighbor of Crawford in the Fuquay-Varina's Southview Point neighborhood, who did not want to be identified, said the murder suspect lived in the subdivision with his younger sister and mother.

“I remember they made dinner for our neighbors one time and we came over and had some of the food they cooked. It was awesome,” he said. “They were part of the neighborhood for sure. It's just unbelievable to tell you the truth.”

Brown and McKoy were discovered after Ruby Bullock, Brown's sister-in-law, was asked to check on him when his wife couldn't reach him by phone.

Bullock said the home's front glass sliding door had been shattered, and it appeared the men had been robbed.

She found Arthur Brown dead in a bedroom, and her nephew, who lives across the street, found McKoy's body in a second bedroom.

The two victims lived together and worked at A.L. Brown Cement.

Brown founded the company. Family members said he reached out to McKoy and gave him a job and a place to stay.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected, according to investigators.