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Two charged with murder in Fayetteville store robbery

Posted July 13, 2007 11:00 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2010 8:53 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police arrested two people for killing a business owner during an attempted robbery at a television repair shop.

Officers said they found Elwin Jones, 74, with multiple knife wounds at OJ TV Service at 1620-A Clinton Road.

Jones, who owns the store, was working alone during the robbery on Friday afternoon, police said.

He later died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, officials said.

Police charged Latasha McKoy, 24, and Anthony Leslie, 20, both of Fayetteville, with first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Court records show that both McKoy and Leslie have faced charges of theft and shoplifting in the past.

Leslie has been charged with nine offenses since 2003, including possession of stolen goods and motor-vehicle larceny. McKoy was charged with breaking and entry in 2004 and misdemeanor larceny in 2001, according to court records.

McKoy and Leslie are being held without bond in the Cumberland County jail.

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