A Winston-Salem man has been charged v murder in the death of a 17-year-old boy whose human body was discovered two weeks ago on the next of Payne Road close to King.

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Jaylen Lamont Lyles, 22, was arrested Tuesday by Forsyth county sheriff’s deputies, according to a news release from the Stokes county Sheriff’s Office.

The Stokes county Communications center received one emergency call just ~ 8 a.m. ~ above Nov. 5 around a human body lying on the next of Payne Road. First-responders come to uncover that the 17-year-old young was dead. Investigators did not find any kind of identification top top the body, but they were able to determine the boy after consulting through the Forsyth ar Sheriff’s Office and also the N.C. State bureau of Investigation.

The Stokes ar Sheriff’s Office did not release the surname of the 17-year-old boy, citing the recurring investigation, and also did not administer any information around the reason of death. The victim was from Forsyth County, authorities have said.

The sheriff’s office stated that an autopsy to be done ~ above Nov. 8 and the cause of death was ruled a homicide.

According to the news release, detectives through the Stokes county Sheriff’s Office followed up top top leads end the next several job after the body was found and also identified Lyles as a suspect.

“I am deep saddened that we space talking around a juvenile losing his life just when you start to live life,” Sheriff Joey Lemons claimed in a statement. “The loss of a life is always tragic, but much more especially of together a young individual.”

Last year, Lyles to be a passenger in a car that crashed on Patterson Avenue and also killed 13-year-old Reuben Charlie Pledger IV. Lyles was arrested on outstanding warrants for unrelated charges that had breaking and also entering and obtaining residential property by false pretenses. The pleaded guilty in July come obtaining residential or commercial property by false pretenses (the breaking and also entering fee was voluntarily dismissed) and also received 12 months of unsupervised probation.

Kmya Amara-Renee Wynn, 17, was the driver and also pleaded guilty in June come felony death by motor vehicle and also other charges linked to Pledger’s death.




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