Arrest in Fayetteville murder

Police say James Christopher Diggs (left) was beaten to death by Tuscan A. Carter (right) (Images courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

September 1, 2010 9:44:56 AM PDT
Police said Wedneday they've made an arrest in the beating death of a man found in a ditch Saturday morning.

Tuscan A. Carter, 26, is charged with second-degree murder. Bond was set at $250,000.

Detectives say Carter beat 42-year-old James Christopher Diggs to death. They're asking anyone with information on Diggs' next of kin to call (910) 433-1421.

Police say officers discovered Diggs' body in the area of Highway 301 and Grove Street. It was in a ditch on a service road near the Sandpiper Seafood Restaurant.

Initially, police thought he was the victim of a hit-and-run, but later realized he was attacked.

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