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One of two suspects wanted in Duplin Co. murder arrested in California

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James Newton, wanted in connection to a Duplin County murder in February, was arrested in California on Sunday. James Newton, wanted in connection to a Duplin County murder in February, was arrested in California on Sunday.
Isaiah Smith is still wanted by Duplin County authorities. Isaiah Smith is still wanted by Duplin County authorities.

WARSAW, NC (WECT) - James Newton, one of two suspects sought in connection to a Duplin County murder in February, was arrested in California.

According to Duplin County authorities, Newton was arrested in a Santa Barbara hotel on Sunday.

Newton and Isaiah Smith were wanted in connection to the murder of McKinley Beaty, Jr on February 13 in front of the KFC on Highway 24 just outside of Warsaw.

Authorities are still searching for Smith.

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