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Police Arrest Suspect In Connection With Murder In East Charlotte

Jessie Daniel Benton
Mecklenburg County Jail
Mecklenburg County Jail

Charlotte police have arrested a man in connection with a death in east Charlotte. Authorities say they have charged 29-year-old Jessie Benton with the murder and armed robbery of Jose Chicas.

A jogger was on a morning run on June 21st and found Chicas' body near a dumpster. Chicas, 51 , had left a nearby convenience store on 1900 Milton Road shortly before he was killed. 

Police say they located and arrested Benton Thursday morning without incident. He remains in Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office custody.