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Two charged in Saturday killing

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Authorities have arrested two Wilson men in connection to Saturday’s shooting that left another man dead.

Wilson police and members of the U.S. Marshals Carolina Regional Task Force apprehended 26-year-old Miquail Q. Crumbley and 24-year-old Jeremy T. Barnes in Wilson.

Both face a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 32-year-old Arsenio K. Gaskins.

Crumbley and Barnes are being held without bond pending their first court appearances, officials said.

Officers were called to the 1500 block of Cargill Avenue at 2:48 a.m. Saturday after 911 callers reported shots fired. That’s when police found Gaskins suffering from a gunshot wound.

Gaskins died of his injuries at the scene.

Police have not released the motive behind the killing and would not comment on the relationship between Gaskins and the men charged.

“The Wilson Police Department would like to thank members of the U.S. Marshals Carolina Regional Task Force for their assistance in the case,” said Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Crumbley also has a pending charge in connection to a Sept. 22 shooting at the Jiffy Mart convenience store on Hines Street. When officers arrived, they spoke to 26-year-old Takeeka T. Farmer and 31-year-old Tekita N. Johnson, who said Crumbley shot at them, according to previous reports.

Farmer told police that Crumbley physically assaulted her and then shot at her, striking her vehicle, police said at the time. He was arrested and charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle in that case.

Police ask anyone with information regarding Saturday’s homicide to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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