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Dockside Murder Victim's Funeral In Alliance

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Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to a local father.

Deputies in Pamlico County said 24-year-old J.P. Zubia was killed dockside a week ago Thursday.

The murder happened early on the morning of February 13th at the boat ramp on Lee's Landing Road in Reelsboro, according to investigators.

Services for Zubia begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel in Alliance. Burial will follow.

So far two people have been arrested in connection to Zubia's murder: Cleveland Caraway II and Kristen Lee.

Officials said the whole thing started as a fight between two men over a woman.


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A man accused of murder and a woman charged with helping him afterward went before a judge this morning in Pamlico County.

Cleveland Caraway II was arrested at his home Thursday afternoon for the murder of J.P. Zubia.

Also arrested was Kristen Lee, charged with accessory after the fact of murder, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The judge ordered the 34-year-old Caraway held without bond, while he set Lee's bond at $100,000. He told Caraway that if convicted, the maximum punished could be death.

The shooting happened at a boat ramp on Lee Landing Road in Reelsboro around midnight. Sheriff Billy Sawyer says the murder stemmed over a dispute between the two men over a woman.


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Deputies say they have made two arrests in the overnight murder of a Pamlico County man.

Cleveland Caraway II is now in custody for the shooting death of J.P. Zubia. He is charged with an open count of murder.

Sheriff Billy Sawyer says Caraway was arrested at his home on Scotts Store Road in Grantsboro. Also arrested was Kristen Lee, charged with accessory after the fact of murder and harboring a fugitive.

The shooting happened at the boat ramp at Lee Landing Road in Reelsboro around midnight. Sawyer says the murder stemmed over a woman.

The sheriff says another man allegedly beat Zubia with a baseball bat. That man is in the hospital and Sawyer says charges against him will be determined once they meet with the district attorney.


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An overnight shooting in Pamlico County leaves lawmen searching for two suspects Thursday morning.

Captain Mitchell tells WITN the shooting happened at the boat ramp at Lee Landing Road in Reelsboro around midnight.

One man was fatally wounded. Family members tell WITN News that the victim is 24-year-old J.P. Zubia.

Lawmen have not given any description details the suspects, but deputies believe two people were involved.

We are waiting to get further details as the SBI is assisting with the investigation.


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