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Police: Man accused of killing woman in Olde Towne East apartment arrested in North Carolina

Clarence Watkins III was arrested on June 25.
Clarence J Watkins III

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police say a man accused of killing a woman on the near east side of Columbus has been arrested in North Carolina.

According to police, Clarence Watkins III was arrested on June 25.

Watkins is charged with murder in the death of 24-year-old Xyanna Farley.

On May 3 just after 7 p.m., police received a call of shots fired in the area of 1000 Bryden Road.

Officers found Farley inside an apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m.

Police then filed a murder warrant for Watkins.

Watkins is still in custody in North Carolina and has not been brought back to Franklin County. Police did not say exactly where in the state Watkins was arrested.