Fayetteville police charge two in connection with shooting death of two elderly men

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police said they have charged two men in connection with the robbery and shooting deaths of two elderly men earlier this week.

Police have charged 20-year-old Brandon Avery and 22-year-old Brandon Stewart in connection with the shooting death of 72-year-old James Bryant and 76-year-old James C. Stocks.

Bryant was found dead Monday inside his home in the 800 block of Oxford Street.

Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 7400 block of Turnbull Road Sunday morning after family members said they could not get Stocks to come to the door. Stocks had been shot.

Both Avery and Stewart are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Official said Avery and Stewart's arrests were the result of a combined investigation with Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputies and the Fayetteville Police Department.

Avery and Stewart are being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center. They should appear in court on Monday.

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