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FBI makes arrest of Cabell County murder suspect

Apr. 07, 2013 @ 08:25 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The FBI arrested a man in Michigan Saturday night, in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Christopher Carter.

The shooting took place Jan. 2 at Forest Bluff Apartments in East Pea Ridge, in what investigators have called a drug-related homicide.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. Greg Losh reported that Terry Nicholas Morton, 34, was taken into custody in Redford, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, on Saturday evening.

Losh said authorities were attempting to apprehend Morton at a residence, but Morton fled in a vehicle. That resulted in a high-speed chase, and law enforcement forced the vehicle off the road. After a short foot pursuit, Morton was taken into custody.

He is to go before a federal judge Monday prior to extradition to West Virginia, unless Morton requests a hearing.

This is the second arrest related to the homicide. Wednesday, Tyerus Brandon Hayes, 29, appeared in a preliminary hearing in Cabell Circuit Court after being apprehended and then extradited from Atlanta.

At the preliminary hearing, a state trooper testified that two men went to the apartment seeking revenge over $30,000 worth of stolen heroin.

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