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Tarboro Murder Suspect Arrested In New York City

Posted November 4, 2002 10:54 a.m. EST

— A fight in New York helped local investigators track down a murder suspect.

Marvin Watkins faces charges in the death of a Tarboro High School football player. T.K. Knight was shot and killed in May. Police have been looking for Watkins ever since.

Watkins was arrested in New York Friday after a fight. Police ran his prints and saw that he was wanted in Edgecombe County.

Watkins will be extradited to North Carolina to face charges.