Kannapolis police arrested and charged a China Grove man with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of 79-year-old Arthur Lee “Buddy” David.
David and suspect David Myron Dover, 53, knew each other well as co-workers at a Kannapolis car dealership, police said without naming the dealership.
Police found David dead after they were called to 2000 Chris Ann Lane about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday regarding a death investigation.
Dover was jailed without bail. He has a first appearance in Rowan County District Court Friday.
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Police said they are withholding the cause of death pending the investigation.
“As with all criminal investigations, investigative efforts don’t cease with the arrest,” police said in a news release Thursday afternoon. “This is still a very active, dynamic and ongoing criminal investigation, so further details or releases of information will be limited.”
A reward is available for anyone providing information that leads to an arrest and conviction.