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Fayetteville drive-by murder suspect arrested at Canadian border crossing

Posted March 25, 2017 2:37 p.m. EDT
Updated March 25, 2017 2:53 p.m. EDT

Jerome Wayne Jones Jr.

— A man wanted for murder in Cumberland County was arrested Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers as he tried to cross the Canadian border.

Jerome Wayne Jones, 26, tried to cross the border in a vehicle driven by an unidentified woman, according to a news release from CBP.

According to CBP, officers saw a car with a North Carolina license plate try to cross the border at Ambassador Bridge in Detroit around 4 a.m. Jones and the woman driving the car said they did not have identification.

During a secondary inspection, which included fingerprint verification, officers identified Jones and found he had an arrest warrant from Cumberland County.

Jones was taken to the Wayne County jail in Michigan to await extradition.

Fayetteville police were searching for Jones after they said he shot and killed 34-year-old Jason McKnight during a drive-by shooting on Wednesday. Police said Jones was "extremely dangerous."

Authorities said McKnight was shot while he was walking along the 1300 block of Turnpike Road.