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Charlotte man charged in Scotland County murder, robbery

Jeremiah Nance, 24, of Charlotte, is taken into custody for a murder and robbery in February. Courtesy Scotland County Sheriff's Office

WAGRAM — A Mecklenburg County man has been charged with murder in connection to a homicide earlier this year in Scotland County.

With assistance from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Jeremiah Nance, of Charlotte, around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to a press release.

Nance is charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of Ibrahim Mohamed-Ali Al-Wajih.

According investigators, Al-Wajih was killed Feb. 23 during a robbery at the Skilled Games Store on Riverton Road in Wagram.

Two other men have already face the same charges in the case: 28-year-old Devashay Lequan Walker and 30-year-old Donavon Bennett-Burch.

Walker was arrested on April 6 and Bennett-Burch on April 27, according to records with the Scotland County Detention Center.

All three suspects are being held without bond.

Investigators say a court date for Nance has not yet been set. Walker and Bennett-Burch have a court appearance in the case slated for Jan. 23, 2023.


Online court records show Nance has pending charges in Mecklenburg County of making a threatening phone call and violating a domestic violence protective order.
Walker also has pending charges in the same county of leaving the scene of a hit and run with property damage, possession of a firearm by a felon and being a habitual felon.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Nance has no prior convictions.

Walker was first convicted in 2013 of second-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering and given probation. The following year, the burglary charge was upgraded to felony larceny and his probation was revoked when he was convicted of larceny from the person, landing him behind bars for 22 months.

Walker went back to prison in 2016 when he was convicted on two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of habitual breaking and entering. He served about two years.

The RO could find no prior convictions or other pending charges for Bennett-Burch in North Carolina.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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