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Kingsport man wanted in North Carolina homicide waived extradition after arrest in Johnson City

Becky Campbell • Apr 18, 2018 at 8:27 PM

A Kingsport man waived extradition to North Carolina in a Washington County courtroom Wednesday and will be held for 10 days so authorities can pick him up on a murder charge.

Demetrius Bolden, 42, 419 Allen Drive, Kingsport, appeared before Washington County General Sessions Judge Robert Lincoln Wednesday afternoon on the fugitive from justice warrant issued in Mitchell County, N.C. He was accused in connection with a deadly shooting that happened Monday at a home in the Buladean community. After the shooting, investigators said Bolden left the area and was believed to be in Johnson City.

Johnson City police pulled Bolden over for a traffic stop after recognizing the car he was driving matched the description from the shooting.

The Mitchell News Journal reported that Bolden is accused of shooting and killing Lincoln Adam Young, 28, in Buladean, which is just across the Tennessee line from Unicoi County.

An arrest warrant on a charge of felony murder was issued for Bolden, according to Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street, the News Journal reported. Bolden fled the scene of the shooting but was apprehended around noon Tuesdayin Johnson City. North Carolina authorities interviewed Bolden shortly after his arrest.

Street told the News Journal the shooting followed a previous arrest at the Buladean location involving a vehicle stolen in Tennessee. A deputy arrested Sean Michael McLaughlin, 24, 181 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, and charged him with possession of a stolen vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of methamphetamine.

Bolden went to the Buladean residence to pick up McLauglin’s girlfriend, but the woman decided not to leave. An argument followed, and Bolden shot and killed Young, the sheriff said.

Bolden was charged in Washington County with being a fugitive from justice.

After Bolden waived extradition to North Carolina, Lincoln set a $25,000 own recognizance bond. It becomes effective in 10 days If North Carolina officials haven’t take custody of Bolden. Until then, Bolden was being held without bond.

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