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Two sought in slaying, arson

Posted October 1, 2009 2:14 p.m. EDT

— Police were searching Thursday for two men charged in the death last month of a teen whose body was found in a burning house.

Firefighters found the body of Chavalis Boyd, 17, inside 7201 Silver Leaf Road on Sept. 4 while putting out a fire at the residence. An autopsy determined that he had been shot and was dead before the fire started.

First-degree murder warrants have been issued for Nathan Jones, 32, of 1913-D Tischer Road in Raleigh, and Brian Carney, 20, of 237 S. Winstead Ave. in Rocky Mount. Police said they might be driving a white GMC Yukon with North Carolina tag YXA-1891.

Police also charged Quantisha Lushun Moss, 21, of Kenly, an an accessory after the fact of murder. Moss was being held Thursday in the Nash County Jail under a $40,000 bond.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jones and Carney is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.