FBI arrests Durham man accused of murder after search in Cary
The FBI on Wednesday arrested a 27-year-old man accused of murder in the death last summer of a man whose body was found inside a burning car in Durham.
Joshua Bernard McClain, 27, of Durham is one of four people charged in the July 26 death of Ly Teng Nhiayi of California. Nhiayi had been shot, according to an autopsy report.
McClain was the subject of a manhunt in Durham on Tuesday evening. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said it was searching for McClain in the area of Sherron Road.
Hours later, the sheriff’s office said deputies instead found McClain’s brother, 24-year-old Jarrett McClain.
Jarrett McClain was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and multiple traffic violations, including reckless driving, speeding and failing to stop for a siren. He remained in custody Wednesday at the Durham County jail under a $100,000 bail, according to jail records.
The FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested Joshua McClain in Cary, Durham police said in a news release Wednesday.
Officials have not disclosed the circumstances surrounding Joshua McClain’s arrest, but he was also charged Wednesday with speeding, fleeing to elude arrest and reckless driving, records show.
Three other people were arrested in September on murder charges in the July case: Derrick Tyson, 40, of Bear Creek; and Reginald McClain, 28, and Walter Thorne-Price, 29, both of Durham.
Investigators have not said if Joshua McClain and Reginald McClain are related.