Fayetteville murder suspect identified


Police issued warrants Friday for 21-year-old Tawanda Tatum's arrest. They say she robbed and killed James Branch on Jan. 7.

Branch was shot at the intersection of Vogel and Milan Streets and later died.

Tatum has been charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy. She's described as being 5' 6" tall with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tatum is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 587-3254 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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