Murder Arrests Bring Relief To High Point Community

6:43 PM, Jan 7, 2008   |    comments
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High Point, NC -- High Point Police believe they've solved a two-month murder case.
They arrested Keith Jackson, Jr. and Ronnie Covington, Jr. 

The two men are charged with killing Josh Sweitzer.
Sweitzer worked at his uncle's convenience store. 

The court documents lay out the charges against the two men.
Jackson and Covington both face murder.
The warrants state the two killed josh Sweitzer Halloween night.
Investigators say they stopped Jackson and Covington on Business 85 Friday night.
Police say they picked them up for a string of armed robberies in the county that started last month.
In court, Jackson and Covington answered to the armed robbery charges only.
The murder charges will be handled separately in Guilford County.
Pastor Jim Summey says there was a lot of uneasiness in the community he leads before the men's arrest. 
"When they're are people that can't turn their lives around, they need to be taken out of the community.  So, to have these arrests made is a big relief." 

Police arrested two other men in that same stop Friday night.
Quaki Hairston and Matthew Savoy are also from High Point, but they do not face murder charges.
Investigators say they've only been charged with the armed robberies that happened in Davidson County.
Right now investigators won't release the pictures of any of these men.
They say more photo line-ups need to be done for other cases which could possibly lead to even more charges.

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