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One arrested for Jacksonville’s St. Patrick’s Day murder

The family of a man who was killed over the weekend in Jacksonville will never be able to see their loved-one again, but tonight the accused killer is behind bars.

John V. Deavers

Police say, John V. Deavers, 28, of Estate Drive in Jacksonville is accused of assaulting and stealing money from 28-year-old William Young.

Captain Ashley Weaver with Jacksonville Police Department said that Young was assaulted around 6:45 pm.m Saturday near Ronnie’s Classic Auto Sales on Gum Branch Road. The two men knew each other, according to officials.

Young returned to his apartment later Saturday where he died as a result of his injury, according to Weaver.

He was found dead in his Indian Drive apartment Sunday Morning.

Officials say they charged Deavers Thursday night with an open count of murder and common law robbery.

He is in the Onslow County Jail without bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact JPD Detective Jason Lagana at 910-938-6414 or jlagana@jacksonvillenc.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to apprehension or arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Refer to Case 18-02617 when calling or texting about this case.

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