Man and woman arrested in Selma murder

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Robert Lewis Jackson and Diedra Naomi McDaniel
Robert Lewis Jackson and Diedra Naomi McDaniel
wtvd-Courtesy: Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification

SELMA (WTVD) -- Authorities have arrested a man and a woman in an October murder in Selma.

Selma police said Thursday that the SBI Fugitive Task Force arrested 27-year-old Robert Lewis Jackson and 22-year-old Diedra Naomi McDaniel Wednesday at a Raleigh apartment.

Jackson has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the shooting death of 29-year-old Marquel Cardell Williams.

On Oct. 12, witnesses told police Williams was driving a silver Camaro when he got out and argued with a man on the street outside the Selma Housing Authority apartments in the 300 block of E. Noble Street in Selma. They said the man then shot him.

Williams underwent surgery at WakeMed, but he later died from his injuries.

Police Chief Richard Cooper told ABC11 at the time that the shooting did not appear to be random.

McDaniel is facing accessory after the fact, and alter, steal, and/or destroy criminal evidence charges in connection with the case.

The pair is currently being held at the Wake County jail.

Selma is about 30 miles southeast of Raleigh.