CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Authorities are searching for the body of a Charlotte man who they believe was murdered by his roommate on Wednesday and then dumped in York County, South Carolina.
Three people have been charged in connection to this case. Dwayne Evans, 28, has been charged with murder and Jason Connell Palmer, 31, and Shavonn Lanique Scott, 32, have both been charged with accessory after the fact-murder.
Officers received a 'missing persons call' around 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 in the 100 block of South Smallwood Place. A woman reported that her boyfriend, Eric Spells, 28, had been missing since the night before and had not shown up to work that day after an argument with his roommate, Evans.
"Quickly determined based on evidence inside the house that a crime had occured," said Capt. Chris Dozier with CMPD.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police believe based off of evidence that Evans murdered Spells during an argument. They said Evans then disposed of Spells, with help from Palmer and Scott.
A neighbor tells FOX 46 that she's seen fights across the street in the past.
"Sometimes they be going at it. They be going it at rough and I fo in the house."
In Rock Hill, police continued their investigation, searching for Spell's body in a wooded area near Mount Holly Road off I-77.
All three suspects are in custody at this time.
CMPD's Homicide Unit is searching for Spells' body with help from the York County Sheriff's Office and FBI-Charlotte. This remains an ongoing, active investigation.