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2 suspects in NC slaying arrested in Arizona

Posted October 26, 2009 6:10 p.m. EDT

— Phoenix police say they have arrested two men wanted in connection with the slaying of a North Carolina teenager.

Police announced Monday that 32-year-old Nathan Jones and 20-year-old Brian Carney both were taken into custody at a Phoenix motel.

The two men are among four people accused in the Sept. 4 killing of 17-year-old Chavalis Boyd, whose body was found in a burning home in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Investigators have determined that Boyd suffered a fatal gunshot wound prior to the fire, which is considered arson.

Phoenix police say they received a tip that the men were at the motel and detectives worked with homicide investigators from Rocky Mount to make the arrests.

Rocky Mount police say Carney and Jones each face charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and other crimes.

Another man was previously arrested in the slaying and Rocky Mount police still are searching for the remaining suspect in the case.


Information from: The Arizona Republic