Another Arizona Arrest In Rocky Mount Teen Murder Case

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Rocky Mount teenager last month.

Juan Simmons, of Rocky Mount, was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona. The 33-year-old woman is charged with accessory after the fact for murder and accessory after the fact for arson.

Two suspects in the September 4th death of Chavalis Boyd were found last weekend in Phoenix as well.

Boyd's body was found in a burned out home on Silver Leaf Road. The 17-year-old had been shot.

Police say Simmons is jailed in Arizona, awaiting her return to North Carolina to race charges.

Already three men have been charged with the actual murder of Boyd, while another woman was also charged with being an accessory.


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The third suspect in the murder of a Rocky Mount teen is now under arrest.

Police say Corey Lee was arrested Wednesday morning as a result of information from Crimestoppers. He was arrested at a home on Privette Hedge Road.

Lee is charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and first degree burglary.

Firefighters found the body of Chavalis Boyd in a burned out home on Silver Leaf Road back on September 4th. The 17-year-old had been shot.

Two other suspects in the murder were recently arrested in Phoenix, Arizona.


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Police say a second murder suspect from Eastern Carolina has been caught in Arizona.

Brian Carney is one of three men wanted for the September 4th murder of Chavalis Boyd of Rocky Mount. He was arrested this weekend in Phoenix. The 17-year-old Boyd was found dead in his burned out home on Silver Leaf Road. Police say he had been shot.

Last week police say Nathan Jones was also arrested in Phoenix. They are still searching for Corey Lee in connection with Boyd's murder.


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One of three men wanted for a September murder in Eastern Carolina has been caught in Arizona.

Nathan Jones, of Raleigh, was arrested by Phoenix police Friday morning. He is charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and first degree burglary.

Rocky Mount police say Chavalis Boyd was shot & killed and then his home on Silver Leaf Road was set on fire back on September 4th.

Police are still looking for Brian Carney and Corey Lee, both of Rocky Mount, for Boyd's death. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that directly leads to their arrests.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    Im glad they did catch who did it because it doesn't make any sense why they would do that to him
  • by anonymous Location: rock city, nc on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:16 AM
    FREE MY DUDE NATE!!!!
  • by PUREBREAD. on Oct 29, 2009 at 05:27 PM
    Lets make a MOUNT RUSHMORE out of these guys on ISLAND ALCATRAZ!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 03:41 PM
    What is a 5 pack of hoodlums called? A whack pack! Save this state some money and put them in the ground.
  • by hello on Oct 29, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    Fire John Manley and hire Capt. Laura Fahnestock as Chief of Police in Rocky Mount..........
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    3 MEN THAT WILL PROBABLY NEVER EVER DO ANYTHING GOOD IN THEIR LIVES. SAD, PATHETIC, AND A WASTE OF AIR AND TAX PAYER MONEY. MEAN? DID YOU HEAR WHAT THEY DID TO SOMEONE'S CHILD NOT TO MENTION THEIR HOME? YEAH. LOSERS. DIME A DOZEN. SICK OF READING ABOUT DOGS LIKE THEM.
  • by Correctional /O. on Oct 28, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    They all look and act alike to me.
  • by Steve Location: Rocky Mount on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    Looks like three fine upstanding Rocky Mount residents to me. Maybe we should elect them to City Council.
  • by once again Location: ayden on Oct 28, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    Is it just me are what??? It looks like the same ole thugs are posted on this site everyday!!!! The scenery never changes and if I had to bet....it never will!!!
  • by kish Location: winterville on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:39 PM
    it's funny that you guys are talking ish about the carney fam and everybody w/that last name aren't even related. Grow up!!!
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