Three Arrested in Connection with 2007 Homicide

NEW HANOVER – New Hanover County Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested three in connection with the 2007 Homicide of Geoffrey Graham.

Nicholas John Matasich, 21 year old of Wilmington and Randy Travis Owens, 21 year old of Hampstead have been charged with First Degree Murder, Felony Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Attempted Robbery and First Degree Kidnapping. Matasich and Owens are being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility without bond pending a first appearance on Friday.

Christian Dior Jones, 26 year old of Hampstead, charged with First Degree Murder, Felony Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Attempted Robbery, First Degree Kidnapping and Possession of Firearm by Felon is being held in the Pender County Jail. Jones was served earlier today while serving time on other unrelated charges in Pender County.

Sheriff Ed McMahon will hold a brief media conference and provide further details following the first appearance of Matasich and Owens tomorrow.

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