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NEW INFO: Cabell County Murder Suspect Denied Bond

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By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/3/13 @ 11:30 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Michigan man, charged with murder in Huntington, has been denied bond.

Terry "Boots" Morton was in court in Cabell County on Wednesday. His attorney requested that bond be set. Judge Paul Farrell denied the request.

Morton, along with Tyerus "Tank" Hayes are accused of killing 25-year-old Christopher Carter at an apartment in Barboursville in January.

According to the arrest warrant, Morton and Tyerus Hayes were fighting with Carter at an apartment in Barboursville. Police say Morton pulled out a handgun and shot Carter three times.

Investigators say Carter's girlfriend stole heroin from Hayes and Morton.

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UPDATE 4/17/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A suspect in a deadly shooting in Huntington is now back in West Virginia.

Earlier this month, police in a suburb of Detroit arrested Terry "Boots" Morton during a traffic stop. Morton is wanted in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Christopher Carter.

Police say Morton and Tyerus Hayes were fighting with Carter at an apartment in Barboursville. That's when police say Morton pulled out a handgun and shot Carter three times.

Investigators say Carter's girlfriend stole heroin from Hayes and Morton.



UPDATE 4/6/13 @ 10:50 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A suspect in a murder in Cabell County has been caught by police in Michigan after being on the run for months.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com Terry "Boots" Morton was arrested by the FBI in Redford, Michigan, Saturday night.

Police say officers tried to stop a car he was in about 7 p.m. but the driver took off and led police on a high speed chase before a crash.

Morton did try to run following the crash but was caught, according to officers. Morton is at the Redford Police Department pending extradition.

Morton is wanted in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Christopher Carter.

According to the arrest warrant, Morton and Tyerus Hayes were fighting with Carter at an apartment in Barboursville. Police say Morton pulled out a handgun and shot Carter three times.

Investigators say Carter's girlfriend stole heroin from Hayes and Morton.

No word on when Morton will be brought back to Cabell County.

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UPDATE 3/9/13 @ 10:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A murder suspect is now back in Huntington.

Tyerus B. Hayes, also called "Tank," was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia on a fugitive from justice warrant on March 1.

Hayes, 29, of Detroit, and Terry “Boots” Morton were wanted in connection with the murder of Chris Carter, 25, of Huntington, on January 2.

West Virginia State Police went to Georgia Friday to pick up Hayes. He was arraigned before a Cabell County Magistrate shortly after arriving in Huntington about 9 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say Carter’s girlfriend allegedly stole heroin from Hayes and Morton.

According to the arrest warrant, the two suspects were fighting with Carter at an apartment in Barboursville when Morton pulled out a handgun and shot Carter three times.

The criminal complaint also indicates that both Hayes and Morton had made threats to kill people that had stolen from them.

State Police are still looking for Morton who is also from the Detroit area.

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UPDATE 3/7/13 @ 9:50 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Cabell County murder suspect is now in jail in Georgia.

Tyerus “Tank” Hayes was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia on a fugitive from justice warrant on March 1

Hayes is wanted in connection with the murder of Chris Carter, 25, of Huntington on January 2.

Investigators say Carter’s girlfriend allegedly stole heroin from Hayes and Terry “Boots” Morton. Both Hayes and Morton are believed to have ties to Detroit.

According to the arrest warrant, the two suspects were fighting with Carter at an apartment in Barboursville when Morton pulled out a handgun and shot Carter three times.

Carter died after being taken to a Huntington hospital.

No word on when Hayes will be brought back to West Virginia.

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UPDATE 1/8/13 @ 2:30 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Court documents reveal new information about last weeks murder at an apartment complex near Barbousville.

The shooting happened at the Forest Bluff Apartments last Wednesday night.

Christopher Carter, 25, of Huntington, was shot three times and died after being taken to a Huntington hospital.

W.Va. State Police have charged Terry, aka “Boots”, Morton and Tyerus, aka “Tank”, Hayes, both believed to be from the Detroit area, with Carter's murder.

Investigators believed the shooting was drug related and now that information is confirmed in court documents.

According to the arrest warrant, the two suspects were in a physical altercation with Carter when Morton pulled out a handgun and shot Carter.

Authorities say they later gained information that Carter's girlfriend had allegedly stolen heroin from Morton and Hayes several days earlier. The arrest warrant also indicates that another person involved in the case said that the suspects had made threats to “kill people that had stolen from them.”

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com that the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service are now assisting in tracking down both men who are believed to have fled the state following the shooting.

State Police did make one arrest in the case several hours after the shooting. Jonathon Robert Yeager, 24, of Barboursville, was arrested on a drug possession charge.

Troopers say during a search of Yeager's home they found heroin, powdered cocaine, digital scales, ledgers and other drug paraphernalia.

Trooper Hash with the WVSP tells WSAZ.com that several agencies already had ongoing investigations going in connection with Yeager even before the shooting incident.

Investigators tell WSAZ.com that Yeager was at the apartment on the day of the shooting.



UPDATE 1/7/13 @ 10:35 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Federal officials are helping detectives from West Virginia track down two murder suspects.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com that the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service are assisting in tracking down Terry, aka “Boots”, Morton and Tyerus, aka “Tank”, Hayes.

The men, with ties to Detroit, are both wanted in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Christopher Carter.

Carter was shot three times last week at the Forest Bluff Apartments in the East Pea Ridge area of Cabell County. He died at a Huntington hospital.

The shooting is believed to be drug related.

Murder warrants have been issued for both Morton and Hayes. They are believed to have left the area.

If you have any information on where they may be, contact the West Virginia State Police.

One man has been arrested in connection with the case. Jonathan Yeager, 24, of Barboursville, was arrested Thursday on drug charges. Investigators say he was at the apartment where the shooting happened on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1/3/13 @ 12:05 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Murder warrants have been issued for two men in connection with a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in the East Pea Ridge area of Cabell County Wednesday night.

The shooting happened at the Forest Bluff Apartments in the 7000-block of Beech Drive about 8:45 p.m.

West Virginia State Police say 25-year-old Christopher Carter, of Huntington, was shot three times, and died after being taken to a Huntington Hospital.

Investigators say the shooting happened inside the apartment of an acquaintance of Carter. They believe the shooting was drug related.

State Police tell WSAZ.com the murder warrants are out for Terry, aka “Boots”, Morton and Tyerus, aka “Tank”, Hayes. Both men are believed to be from the Detroit area. State Police also believe both men have left our area.

State Police did make one arrest in the case Thursday morning. Jonathon Robert Yeager, 24, of Barboursville, was arrested on a drug possession charge.

Troopers executed a search warrant on Yeager's home Thursday morning and found heroin, powdered cocaine, digital scales, ledgers and other drug paraphernalia.

Trooper Hash with the WVSP tells WSAZ.com that several agencies already had ongoing investigations going in connection with Yeager even before the shooting incident.

Investigators tell WSAZ.com that Yeager was at the apartment where the shooting at some point in the day on Wednesday.

Yeager's bond was set at $100,000 and he was transported to the Western Regional Jail.

Photos of Morton and Hayes are expected to be released some time Thursday afternoon.

At this time, State Police say no charges are expected to be filed against the person who lived in the apartment where the shooting happened.

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UPDATE 1/3/13 @ 1:43 a.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has died after being shot at an apartment complex in the East Pea Ridge area of Cabell County Wednesday night.

The shooting happened at the Forest Bluff Apartments in the 7000-block of Beech Drive about 8:45 p.m.

West Virginia State Police say 25-year-old Christopher Carter was shot three times, and died after being taken to a Huntington Hospital.

Troopers say they are looking for three persons of interest in connection with the shooting. No names or descriptions of the three men have been released at this time.

Investigators say the shooting happened inside the apartment of an acquaintance of Carter. They believe the shooting was drug related.

The Cabell County Sheriff's Office and W.Va. State Police are investigating the shooting.

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UPDATE 1/2/13 @ 9:35 p.m.
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday night after being shot at least once in the chest in the East Pea Ridge area, Cabell County Sheriff's deputies say.

The shooting was reported about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex along the 7000-block of Beech Drive.

The man who was shot was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center. He was listed in critical condition late Wednesday night.

No one is in custody at this time.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person has been shot Wednesday night in the 7000-block of Beech Drive, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say.

The shooting was reported about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was shot at least once in the chest.

Beech Drive is in the East Pea Ridge/Barboursville area.

Additional details were unavailable, but we have a crew headed to the scene.

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