FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities said a woman wanted for the 2012 murder of Fayetteville man is in custody after she was apprehended in Sampson County.
Tawanda Lyenette Tatum, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.
Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force found Tatum at a home in the Bonnetsville community about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Tatum is accused of killing 29-year-old James McKinley Branch on Jan. 7, 2012. Branch was found when city officers responded to a call of shots fired. Police said Branch was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.