The 17-year-old was charged with killing two North Carolina high school students who were shot and killed on a country lane by four-wheeled riders.
The bodies of 14-year-old Lyric Woods and 18-year-old Devin Clark were found on Sunday in western Orange County with gunshot wounds after their families reported them missing.
The suspect, who was not yet in custody on Tuesday afternoon and has not been disclosed, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The stepfather reported Woods missing on Saturday morning after her family discovered her bed at their Efland home was empty.
Her family immediately contacted law enforcement when it turned out that the back door of the house was open.
Clark, a football star at Eastern Alamance High School, was reported missing by his family on Sunday after his family hadn’t seen him since Friday night.
“Thanks to the hard work of my investigators, as well as the assistance of staff from many other law enforcement agencies, we have identified a suspect in this case,” said Sheriff Charles Blackwood.
“We will now work with local, state and federal authorities to arrest and bring the suspect to the judicial system.”
“I want to thank the families of Devin Clark and Lyric Woods for trusting us and for their investigation during this excruciatingly painful time. I hope that fear of this topic will bring them some comfort as they mourn their loved ones. “