A 20-year-old Sampson resident on the lam for the past two months following a murder in Fayetteville was taken into custody Monday after an investigation by multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
Izaiah Jamal Blue, 20, of Thompson Avenue, Turkey, is facing a slew of charges not only in the Aug. 26 deadly shooting in the parking lot of the Carlie C’s on South Reilly Road, Fayetteville, but also in connection with drug and home invasion investigations locally.
Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit issued warrants on Blue, who has an alternate address on Pine Ridge Road, and Jalyn La-Scott Phillips, 19, of Keener Road, Faison, the next day. The preliminary investigation revealed a male subject, Nisier Nuriddin, 20, and a female subject, Tontaria Lunsford, 20, were shot in the parking lot of Carlie C’s.
Nuriddin was transported to a local area hospital in critical condition and ultimately succumbed to his injuries, while Lunsford sustained non-life threatening injuries.
In the wake of the shooting, Fayetteville Police officials gave out a description of the black 2017 GMC Arcadia the two were reportedly driving and said the suspects should be considered “armed and dangerous.” They urged Blue and Phillips to surrender in the murder case, even encouraging family and friends to reach out to them and have the two turn themselves in.
Blue has been charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon intending to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.B
He was arrested Monday at a residence in the Turkey area and placed in the Sampson County Detention Center without privilege of bond.
“Our deputies, along with the U.S. Marshal’s Service and Fayetteville PD received a tip that he was at a residence on Merry Oaks Lane,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith. “They responded to that location and took him into custody without incident. Our agency also had warrants on file for drug related charges.”
In Sampson, he was charged with selling marijuana, delivering marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, stemming from warrants issued July 11. There was 4.5 grams of marijuana seized as part of the previous case.
He was also served orders for his arrest for failing to appear on charges of first degree burglary, intimidating witness, interfering with emergency communication, injury to personal property, assault by pointing a gun and assault on a female. Those warrants were taken out on Oct. 9.
Those charges stem from a home invasion in early February at a residence on Dogwood Circle in Clinton. Clinton Police officials said at the time that Blue, armed with a gun, assaulted a female resident at the home.
Then 19 years old and listed as a resident on Thompson Avenue, Clinton, Blue was arrested on Feb. 7 stemming from a home invasion late the night before. The incident was reported at about 10 p.m. Feb. 6. A 22-year-old female victim at Dogwood Circle sustained minor injuries when a suspect, allegedly Blue, entered her home armed with a gun.
The female victim told police that Blue barged into her home and pulled her by the arm and hair across her residence. Blue allegedly pulled a long gun, possibly a shotgun, from his pants and aimed it at her left leg, according to police. He then took her cell phone, a Samsung Galaxy Edge valued at $600, and threw it, breaking it, reports state.
Blue was charged with first degree burglary, intimidating a witness, assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun, interfering with emergency communication and injury to personal property and is now charged with failing to appear in court to face them.
While Blue received no bond for the murder charges, a bond of $360,000 was leveled for the robbery, drug and assault charges.
Phillips is still wanted on charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon intending to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felonious conspiracy to commit robbery.
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