2 men charged in 2016 Greensboro homicide, police say

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Greensboro police (WGHP file photo)

Greensboro police (WGHP file photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — An arrest has been made in a nearly six-year-old murder.

Tamarius Tyshe Merritt, 22, of Greensboro, and Javonn Dequan Riddick, 24, of Winston-Salem, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of William Lee Locklear, 41, who was found shot to death in August of 2016.

Additionally, they were both charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to police, officers responded to the 600 block of Forest Brook Drive on reports of a shooting and found Locklear at the top of the driveway leading to a vacant home.

Locklear had been shot in the head and the hand, the News & Record reported at the time of the shooting.

Merritt and Riddick were arrested and charged Monday, according to police.

Merritt is currently being held at the Guilford County Jail and Riddick is being held in Virginia at the Greensville Correctional Center.

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