Missing man found dead; arrest made in his murder

Beatty / Surles

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An arrest has been made in the murder of a missing Craven County man.

Deondre Surles was last seen on September 2nd by his mother. The woman told deputies she saw him get into a black car in the Gracie Farms community.

The 22-year-old man's body was found late Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area off Staten Road in the Rocky Run community.

Kion Beatty, 26, of Rocky Run Road, has been charged with an open count of murder.

Deputies said they arrested Beatty based on interviews, but didn't release any more information on the case including how they believe Surles was killed.