Jose Carlos Jacome-Granizo, 29, is facing a First-Degree Murder charge in the death of Emily Montgomery. The 26-year-old was reported missing by her family on Friday, November 27.
At the time, police said Montgomery's parent became concerned after being unable to contact her for a significant period of time.
Montgomery was last seen on November 25 at her home in Apex around 10 p.m.
While searching for Montgomery, Apex detectives "developed additional information and evidence" that led to the arrest of Jacome-Granizo, according to a news release from the police department.
The prosecutor's office said Montgomery's body has not been found.
Police did not elaborate on whether Jacome-Granizo and Montgomery knew one another.