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Authorities: Man Who Claimed Innocence Wasn't Lying

Posted July 1, 2005 6:01 a.m. EDT

— Sampson County investigators said a man who claimed he was innocent was not lying.

Deputies dropped charges against Derrick Owens after an investigation pointed to another man that turned out to be Owens' half-brother Barry Artis.

Artis faces numerous charges related to an attack on an elderly couple in Clinton last month.