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Three charged in Mount Olive slaying

Posted March 3, 2010 12:05 p.m. EST

— Police have charged three men in the death of an unidentified man last month.

Demario Montrell Leach, 21, Demontae Antwan Leach, 26, and Michael Brandon Faison, 20, all of Mount Olive, have been charged with murder and were being held Wednesday without bond in the Wayne County Jail.

The unidentified victim was found injured on Feb. 22 and later died, police said.

Police were seeking the public's help in identifying the victim. He was described as a Latino man, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 108 pounds. He has a 2-inch scar running from his left eyebrow down around his left eye, and he also has short black hair, a thin black mustache and a goatee.

The victim was known to travel on foot in the Center Street and Cleveland Drive areas of Mount Olive and might have gone by the name “Arturo," police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or the Mount Olive Police Department at 919-658-5031, extension 102 or 104.