Deputies arrest man wanted for questioning in Columbus killings

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Marquez Montrell Cherry (Photo: CCSO)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted for questioning in a Columbus County triple homicide has been taken into custody.

23-year-old Marquez Montrell Cherry was booked Tuesday and faces several charges including possession of a stolen firearm and intent to sell cocaine.

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The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help last week in their search for Cherry.

He was wanted for questioning in the triple murder that left a 5-year-old boy and his parents dead.

Deputies are still searching for a second person to question in connection to the case. If you have any information on Jonathan Walter Watts, please contact the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.