POLICE: Teen arrested for December murder in Duplin County

WALLACE, N.C. (WITN) – Police say a teenager was put in handcuffs Thursday night for a December shooting that left a man dead in an Eastern Carolina county.

The Wallace Police Department says they arrested a 17-year-old teenager for the murder of Anthony Murray.

Murray, 39, was found in a home at 125 Poplar Street with a gunshot wound on December 15, 2023, around 9:30 p.m.

The police department says during the arrest, the teen escaped from custody but was then found and arrested without further issues.

Officers say the teenager has been charged with murder.

The Wallace Police Department says The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, The North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation helped search and arrest the 17-year-old.