Arrest made in Fayetteville man's murder after body found in Spring Lake

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Spring Lake man and charged him with murder in the investigation of the death of a missing person, whose body was found Monday in a wooded area in Spring Lake.

Authorities say 73-year-old Clemasee Guyton, of Fayetteville, was reported missing on April 22 after family members became concerned when he didn't come home.

Tuesday afternoon, Guyton's remains were recovered in a wooded area behind Mae Rudd Williams Middle School, which is off of the 900 block of Lillington Highway in Spring Lake.

Samuel Lorenzo Davis, 20, of Spring Lake, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder, common law robbery and felony conspiracy. Additional charges are still pending.

According to arrest documents, deputies are searching for two more suspects.

Police released surveillance pictures of a man and woman known to have been driving one of Guyton's vehicles. One vehicle was found abandoned in
Fayetteville. Another was located in Columbia, South Carolina.

A man has been charged with killing a 73-year-old man who disappeared last month.


Sheriff's investigators ask anyone who recognizes the two people in the surveillance pictures to contact detectives at the sheriff's office.

Jimmy Bryant and Delphine Council say Guyton was the picture of a good neighbor. That's why they are shocked and rattled by what's happened.

"I can't understand why someone would come and take him, then discard him and hurt him," said Council.

It's a tragedy that neighbors say has hit home on Botany Court.

"This is amazing to me," said Bryant. "I don't see who could have done this."

"We spoke to each other -- him leaving for work every day," said Council. "He was a vibrant man, still working at 73."

Investigators have not said how Guyton was killed. The investigation continues.

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