GREENSBORO, N.C. - A Warren man wanted in connection to a homicide this week in Warren Township is in custody in North Carolina.
At 8 p.m. Friday, Greensboro, N.C., police were contacted by authorities from the Warren Township Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect from that jurisdiction possibly being in Greensboro.
It was advised that Patrick Lawson Heltzel, 20, 3230 Atlantic St., Warren, was wanted for first-degree murder and stealing an automobile. An alert was put out for Heltzel and the stolen vehicle.
A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and Heltzel, was taken into custody without incident. He was served warrants for possession of a stolen auto and a fugitive warrant for first degree murder.
Heltzel is being held in the Guilford County Jail.
The body of Milton A. Grumbling III was found Thursday in his 4464 Kincaid East Road N.W., Warren Township.
Police here said they are treating the discovery the 71-year-old man's body as a homicide.
Township police Lt. Don Bishop said at the time that evidence gathered at the house at led investigators to suspect foul play. He would not elaborate or speculate on how or when the man died.
Police were called to the house about 12:45 p.m. Thursday after a friend found Grumblings body on the living room floor.
The man had lived alone, but had been known to help disadvantaged individuals, especially youth, by taking them into his home for various periods of time, Bishop said. Investigators believe someone had been staying with him recently.
The last known time anyone spoke with or saw Grumbling was Tuesday.
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