Fayetteville PD make arrest in murder of 72-year-old found dead at car dealership

Ambrose Murray (Fayetteville Police Department)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of a man who was found dead at a used car dealership on April 27.

Joseph Carl Wallace, 72, of Fayetteville, was found dead Wednesday around 2:35 p.m. at Quality Automotive, police said.

Joseph Carl Wallace of Fayetteville (CBS North Carolina)
Joseph Carl Wallace

Detectives identified 48-year-old Ambrose Dumone Murray, of the 1700 block of Powatan Street, as the suspect in Wallace’s murder. Warrants were obtained charging Murray with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Murray was a former employee of Wallace, police said.

Two cars were stolen from the dealership, a silver 2003 Toyota Camry and a black 2008 BMW 328i, police said. The Camry was found burned at the end of Squirrel Street on Tuesday, a day before Wallace’s body was found.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, officers located and apprehend Murray in the area of N. Pearl Street. Police said Murray was arrested without incident. The same BMW 328i stolen from the dealership was found in the 200 block of Person Street later on Saturday night.

Murray was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center where he’s being held with no bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 237-9391 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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