Arrest Made In 2015 Winston-Salem Murder

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem Police made an arrest in a murder that happened in August 2015. Police say 22-year-old Kendrick Maurice Smith was shot and killed on August 9, 2015. 

Friday, police arrested Devonte Francis for the murder. Police say he attempted to elude arrest by fleeing from law enforcement. While fleeing, he lost control of his vehicle and collided with another car. 

Francis was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries sustained during the vehicle collision. 

Francis faces charges for General Murder, Felony Fleeing to Elude Arrest, Careless and Reckless Driving, and Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana. 

Francis is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond. 

 

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