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Arrest Made In Southern Pines Slaying

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — A man is behind bars in connection with a slaying in Southern Pines.

Officers responded to calls of a shooting on North Ashe Street. When they arrived, they found 35-year-old LuQuam Rakmieh Jones dead with a gunshot wound.

Detectives later arrested 24-year-old Jarvis Raynor Ferguson and charged him with first-degree murder.

Officers have not released a motive. Ferguson is in jail without bond pending a Feb. 9 court date.

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