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Suspect named after man shot to death outside vacant house

Posted September 27, 2009 11:21 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2009 12:38 p.m. EDT

— A 40-year-old man was shot to death outside a vacant home in the Eureka Springs community of Fayetteville Sunday evening, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found Charles Boyens lying in a front yard along Nova Glen Drive shortly after 7 p.m., detectives said. Boyens was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died.

An arrest warrant for first-degree murder was issued Monday against Latius Brown, 26, 1710 of Nova Glen Drive. Earlier, police had called him a person of interest in the case.

Brown is described as a black man, standing 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Police warned that Brown is armed and dangerous, and members of the public should not approach him.

Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts should call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or an anonymous tip line at 910-484-8477.