A man wanted in the murder of a Spring Lake man earlier this month was arrested Thursday.

Joseph Davone Murchison, 24, of the 100 block of Fleischman St. in Fayetteville, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Winfred Alfonza Worthy on May 1.

Worthy, 62, was outside his residence on the 600 block of Mont Drive about 3:30 p.m. when he was shot multiple times. Witnesses reported seeing a Lincoln Continental with two men inside driving away from the scene, Spring Lake police said.

Investigators believe Murchison, who also has a Goldsboro address, was driving the car, according to arrest documents.

Murchison is being held without bail in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Police are asking anyone with information about the homicide to call 436-0350 or Crimestoppers at 483-TIPS (8477).

Nancy McCleary