Arrests in Orange County store murders

Curtis K White Jr and Ladell Alverez Faucette (Images courtesy Orange Co. Sheriff's Office)

January 27, 2012 4:14:18 PM PST
Deputies have made two arrests in a shooting that left two dead in an Orange County store Wednesday.

Curtis K White Jr, 18, of Allie Mae Road, Cedar Grove and Ladell Alverez Faucette, 22 of Apsley Drive, McLeansville are both charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at The Week in Treasures store in Cedar Grove.

Fifty-two-year-old storeowner Phillip Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. A customer, 68-year-old Alexander "Skip" Wade - a retired Orange County investigator, was taken to Duke Medical Center where he later died.

White and Faucette allegedly took a cash drawer with $200 from the store.

Investigators have also charged White and Faucette in a robbery the day before at a Sam's Food Mart located at 6321 U.S. Hwy. 70 West in Mebane. According to warrants obtained by ABC11, they threatened a clerk with a gun and took a cash drawer with $500 in it.

Both White and Faucette are being held in Central Prison for safekeeping because Wade was a former deputy.

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