UPDATE: Murder suspect charged in gruesome death of Jacksonville man

Carleton Davis

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.

Sheldon Prawl, victim
Sheldon Prawl, victim

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.

Source: Detroit Police Dept.
Source: Detroit Police Dept.

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.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s