2 in custody connected to Sedgefield homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police in Greenville, North Carolina arrested Laron Aulton Friday in connection to the slaying of David Eadie.

Aulton was taken into custody following a standoff.

Another suspect in the homicide that happened Tuesday night in the Sedgefield community was arrested Wednesday following a chase that ended in west Charlotte.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene on Oakcrest Place around 6 p.m. Tuesday, where witnesses said they found Eadie, 59, dead from a gunshot wound.

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According to police, officers tried to stop a white Chrysler 300 around 2 p.m. Wednesday which matched the description of the vehicle used in the killing of Eadie.

The driver, 23-year-old Jaquan Dosdos, refused to stop, and led police on a pursuit that began on Bradford Drive, near Freedom Drive.


The chase ended on John Crosland Way, near Wilkinson Boulevard, when Dosdos crashed the car. He was immediately taken into custody and transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said a handgun was found in the car.

Dosdos has been charged with murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police said the shooting appeared to be drug-related.

“This is a quiet area where they certainly have not experienced a lot of problems,” Major Michael Mathers said.

In the past month, there have been 62 crimes within a mile of the fatal shooting, according to a crime-mapping tool. More than half of them were for disturbing the peace or larceny.

Allison Pleiman was on her way back from the nearby Publix when she saw the flashing police lights near her home.

“I've never seen anything like this,” she said.

She said other than car break-ins, she has never questioned her safety in Sedgefield.

This was Charlotte's tenth homicide of 2017.

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