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Statesville cab driver killed over cab fare

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STATESVILLE, NC (AP) -- Police say a cab driver has been shot
to death in Statesville.

Investigators say the taxi flipped over early Tuesday in front
of the Statesville Police Department.

Authorities say the driver was 49-year-old Richard Anthony
Jones.

Statesville police have obtained a murder warrant for the cab's
passenger, 29-year-old Thomas Garland Arndt of Statesville. Arndt
was injured in the wreck and is being treated at Carolinas Medical
Center in Charlotte.

Lewis Taxi officials say Jones had responded to a call from a
customer requesting a ride about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Assistant police chief Bill Halliburton says Jones was shot in
the back of the head, then lost control of his cab and crashed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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