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Victim's brother charged in fatal motel shooting

Posted September 10, 2008 12:49 p.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2008 11:26 p.m. EDT


— Police on Tuesday arrested a man in a Sept. 2 slaying at a local motel.

Antonio Wardell Matthews, 31, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Devin Scriven, 22, whose body was found in a room at Hal Orr’s Inn, 2420 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Matthews was being held without bond Wednesday at the Nash County Jail.

Matthews, who lived at the motel, was Scriven's older brother. Police said they haven't yet established a motive for the shooting.

Scriven also was shot while visiting his mother’s home on Dec. 21, police said.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or Capt. Martin McCoy of the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1485.