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Man charged with murder after body found on Arlington Street in Hope Mills


A Hope Mills man has been charged with murder after a body was found Monday in the 4700 block of Arlington Street, according to a news release.

Detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office found the body of Aaron Ralston, 36, who had been reported missing.

Homicide detectives arrested Jeffrey Lennon Walters, 34, of Hope Mills, on a charge of first-degree murder. Walters was held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond. His first appearance at court is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the release said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. J. Mcleod at 910-677-5548 or CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org.

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