Deputies arrest man accused of Davidson County murder early Saturday morning

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Victor Manuel Cervantes-Ramirez

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A man accused of murder early Saturday morning in Davidson County has been arrested.

Victor Manuel Cervantes-Ramirez, 18, of North Wilkesboro, is charged in the death of 34-year-old Derrick Demont DeWalt, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to 708 Frye Bridge Road shortly after 5 a.m. where the victim was found fatally shot in the chest. He is also accused of trying to kill a witness.

Investigators identified Cervantes-Ramirez as the suspect and found him at his mother’s home in Wilkes County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cervantes-Ramirez is charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Once he is back in Davidson County, he will be jailed with no bond and has court planned for Monday in Lexington District Court.