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Two men arrested in Washington County, Va. murder

• Updated Dec 18, 2017 at 5:18 PM

ABINGDON, Va. — Two Bristol, Tennessee, men have been charged with first-degree murder in the November killing of Steve Hafen in Washington County, Virginia.

Bristol police officers arrested Timothy D. Carrick, 38, 208 Robin Rd, Friday night and Gary Lynn Murray, 19, 109 10th St., Bristol, Tenn., on Sunday.

In addition to first-degree murder, both men were charged with, robbery, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Carrick and Murray were still being held in the Sullivan County late Monday afternoon, awaiting extradition to Virginia.

Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman said the arrests were the result of numerous interviews and an intense investigation that resulted in Carrick and Murray being developed as suspects

“Through the cooperative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies, in particular, the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, we were able to bring this homicide investigation to what we believe to a successful conclusion,” the sheriff stated in a press release issued on Monday.

Hafen, 39, was found dead inside his Reedy Creek Road apartment on Nov. 30, with a severe injury to his head. A forensic evaluation later determined the cause of death to be head trauma and skull fracture.

The charges against Carrick and Murray allege the offenses occurred on Nov. 29 or 30.

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