Former employee accused of murdering Fayetteville man

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Ambrose Murray (Credit: Fayetteville Police Department)

Fayetteville police have made an arrest in connection with last week's murder at the Quality Automotive on Pamalee Drive.

Police have charged 48-year-old Abrose Dumone Murray with the murder of his former boss, Joseph Wallace.

Joseph Carl Wallace


Wallace was found dead Wednesday at Quality Automotive. Police said two cars and three dealer license plates were taken from the lot. One of the stolen cars was found prior to the discovery of Wallace's murder, though.
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The stolen Toyota Camry was found burned on a dead-end road in Fayetteville one day before Wallace was found.

images courtesy Fayetteville Police Department



Police arrested Murray Saturday evening. Officers later found the other stolen car, a black BMW, in the 200 block of Person Street. The Independent Dealer Plates have not been recovered.

Murray is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and larceny of motor vehicle.

Murray is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Walker with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 237-9391 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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