ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Gar-yon-ded-weh Stepney was arrested on murder charges stemming from a deadly shootout involving a drug cartel that happened in April and left two people dead, including a local teacher.
The shootout happened on April 8 in Alamance County, North Carolina.
Stepney, 41, of 2604 Stockton Street, Winston Salem, was considered armed and dangerous but was placed into custody on Monday after he was found in Greensboro.
Union Academy teacher Barney Harris, his brother-in-law, Steven Alexander Stewart and members of the Sinaloa Cartel were involved in the gunfight.
Stepney is believed to have been involved in the double homicide on Wyatt Road in Green Level.
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Harris was shot to death and died at the scene of the alleged drug house in the mobile home park.
Harris was wearing a bulletproof vest but it did not stop the high-caliber firepower from the cartel.
Alonso Beltran Lara, an alleged member of the cartel, was also shot and killed.
Stepney was charged Monday with first-degree murder and did not get a bond. He will be taken to a district court judge Tuesday.
More charges are possible.
The investigation is ongoing.
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