Four men arrested for cabbie's death

December 21, 2008 10:48:28 AM PST
Police arrested four men in connection with the murder of a cab driver.

Xavia Barnes, Eugene Dumas, Alexander Gonzalez and Jayshon Norment are charged with the attempted robbery and murder of 59-year-old Michael Palmer.

Barners and Gonzalez were arrested on unrelated charges this week when police determined they were suspects in the murder.

Police say recent media coverage, including a police checkpoint conducted on Quail Ridge Road Thursday night helped apprehend the suspects.

The suspects with make their first court appearance Monday.

Meanwhile, a memorial service for Palmer will also be Monday. The service will be at 11 a.m. at Haywood Funeral Home on S.Wilmington Street in Raleigh.