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2 homicide suspects from Piedmont region arrested in Leland

LELAND —  A multi-agency partnership has led to the arrests of two homicide suspects 200 miles away from home.

Leland Police Department and the Cape Fear Regional Special Teams were notified by the NC State Bureau Investigation on Monday afternoon to arrest 20-year-old Devion Brown of Charlotte and 22-year-old Tasjah Williams of Monroe.

Around 3 p.m., both were taken into custody without incident at the intersection of Village and Fairview roads in Leland.

According to WBTV in Charlotte Brown and Williams were arrested for the murder of Jayeshbhai Ravajibhai Patel. It was shot and killed on Saturday, June 11, around 9 a.m. The incident took place in the 4000 block of Glenwood Avenue in Charlotte and left another victim with life-threatening injuries.

Both were held in the Brunswick County Detention Center, as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and the Mecklenburg DA coordinate their extradition back to Charlotte.

Brown faces charges of murder and attempted murder, while Williams is charged with felony aid and abetting murder, felony accessory after the fact, assault, larceny and injury to personal property.

Cape Fear Regional Special Teams consists of Wilmington Police, Carolina Beach Police, Wrightsville Beach Police, UNCW Police, Burgaw Police, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Leland Fire/Rescue, and the City of Wilmington Fire Department. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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