West Virginia man accused in slaying arrested in N Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused in a slaying has been arrested in North Carolina.

News outlets report 24-year-old Jalen Malik Alexander was arrested Tuesday by Winston-Salem police. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the May 17 death of 22-year-old Maurice Emmanuel Webster.

Beckley, West Virginia, police have said Webster was shot an area apartment complex and later died from his injuries. Authorities haven’t released a motive behind the slaying or said why Alexander was in North Carolina.

Alexander was being held Tuesday at a county jail in North Carolina. He’s set to appear in court June 13 and is awaiting extradition to West Virginia. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.