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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man accused of stiffing a cab driver is now a murder suspect.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says around 1:30 a.m. Saturday deputies responded to 6149 Sawdust Lane in Winnabow for a report of a defrauding incident involving a taxi cab.

While deputies searched for the suspect, they found a man unresponsive in the bathroom. The deputies called for EMS, which pronounced Tom Heller dead.

Deputies then found and arrested the suspect, John Heller, 22, who had a gun. Heller is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility without bond. He is charged with murder robbery with dangerous weapon, two counts of assault by pointing a gun and hiring with intent to defraud.

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2015 years 10 months ago

Tom and John Heller? Sounds like they were either twins or brothers.

Deeply Sorry for the rest of the family
2015 years 10 months ago

No, I have known this prominent family for a very long time. Tom Heller is the father of John Heller


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