Arrest Made In Murder Of Sampson County Woman

A 23 year-old Dunn man is facing murder charges following a shooting at 5423 Harnett-Dunn Highway.  The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene just after midnight on Friday and located a deceased woman. The victim was later identified as 29 year-old Belinda Davis of the same address.

During the investigation, deputies determined that several hours earlier a man had been driven by personal vehicle to the Dunn Rescue Building and then transported by ambulance to Wake Medical Center for treatment of a laceration.

Investigators said the man, 23 year-old Darrius Blue, sustained the laceration at the address of the homicide.  After Blue underwent medical treatment at Wake Med he was charged with murder.  Blue is being held in the Sampson County Jail without bond.

On Monday, deputies said no additional details are being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

“I am proud of the hard work deputies and investigators have and continue to put into this case,” said Sheriff Jimmy Thornton.