Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested two men for their suspected involvement in a triple killing that was committed in early December in the China Grove community.
Authorities identified the suspects as Antonio Lafloyd Robinson, 34, and Jovon Raymar Twitty, 34. Both were charged with three counts of murder.
The men are suspected in the Dec. 4 killings of Javarius Deshawn McGee and brothers Naquivs Aqueece Benson and Jarvis Mandrell Benson. The three were shot and killed inside a home in the 9500 block of China Grove Church Road, just south of Westinghouse Boulevard near the Interstate 485 loop in southwest Charlotte.
In a year that saw Charlotte homicides soar 36.4 percent (from 44 in 2014 to 60 in 2016), the triple killings drew widespread attention, and Crime Stoppers offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers.
Maj. Cam Selvey said the killings were drug related but wouldn’t give more details or say what led officers to identify Twitty and Robinson as suspects, according to The Charlotte Observer.
Robinson was arrested early Thursday in Lancaster, S.C., in an operation that included the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the CMPD Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT). As of late Thursday, Robinson was in the Lancaster County jail awaiting extradition to Charlotte. Twitty was arrested in Charlotte by VCAT later that same day.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.