On Saturday September 15 Detectives from the Greenville Police Major Crimes Unit obtained and served arrest warrants against Tyrell Artis, 20 years old, and Shamel Brown, 22 years old, charging each of them for the murder of James Alan Carr on August 20, 2012.
These arrests are the result of an investigation that spanned 25 days and included multiple leads, corroborated by tips from Pitt-Greenville CrimeStoppers. Detectives at this time believe the motive for this crime was robbery.
Shamel Brown has prior arrests for assault on a female, larceny, resisting police, breaking & entering, and breaking in to motor vehicles. Brown was already in jail on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest for this crime.
Tyrell Artis has prior arrests for breaking & entering, possession of firearm by a felon, assault, and larceny. Artis was located and arrested without incident, and he is believed to be the gunman. At the time of his arrest, he was an absconder from probation.
Both men are charged with 1 count each of murder, and 1 count each of first degree burglary. They will be held without bond pending their first appearance in court on Monday.