JACKSONVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The Jacksonville Police Department charged a man with the murder of Sheldon Prawl after a joint investigation with Detroit Police.
Police say Carleton Davis Jr. was denied bond for the murder charge.
Prawl’s girlfriend reported him missing on November 4, 2013. Then, Detroit Police contacted Jacksonville authorities in June of 2014.
Detroit Police said they found Prawl’s body dismembered and encased in cement in a garage. Police said a neighbor tipped them off after reporting a foul odor.
Police identified Prawl through a tattoo on his forearm.
Jacksonville Police were able to get a warrant charging Carleton Davis Jr, 35, of Snellville, Georgia, with an open count of murder.
Police served Davis while he was in the Brunswick County Jail.
Police say Davis was arrested on March 27, 2015 with unrelated gun and drug charges.
Davis went back to the Brunswick County Jail after appearing in Onslow County on Thursday for the murder charge.
“This remains an open and active investigation,” said Captain Ashley Weaver, JPD Investigative Services Supervisor.