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July 24, 2014 - 11:30 am

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Make Arrest in Robbery / Homicide

Town of Chapel Hill Police has released the following information:

On July 23, 2014, Chapel Hill Police Officers responded to a report of a serious assault and robbery on W. University Drive in Chapel Hill. Officers arrived and found a victim who had been beaten and robbed. The victim was transported to UNC-ER for treatment. This morning the victim died as a result of the injuries sustained in the assault. The victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending family notification.

Overnight the Chapel Hill Police Department charged the following individuals with involvement in the assault and robbery:

Derick Davis II (23) of Scots Pine Crossing, Durham
1 count misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods
1 count felony Common Law Robbery
1 count felony Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury

Troy Arrington Jr. (27) of Johnson Street, Chapel Hill
1 count felony Common Law Robbery
1 count felony Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury

Both were transported to the Orange County Jail. Davis is being held under a $100,000 secured bond and Arrington Jr. is being held under a $75,000 secured bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges related to the death are forthcoming.

To see the press release issued by Chapel Hill Police, visit the following website:

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates on Chapel Hill Police’s investigation into this incident. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.