Warrant: Boyd murder suspect led police to another suspect

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2008

By Shavonne Potts
One of the suspects in the murder of local dentist Dr. David Boyd told authorities that another suspect was planning to flee to Tennessee to avoid being arrested and had vowed to “avoid capture at all costs,” a search warrant said.
The statement was included in an affidavit attached to a search warrant for the Concord mobile home where authorities took Christopher Allen Boyd into custody Sunday. Police say it came from suspect Jonathan Alexander Barnett.
Boyd, 21, of 873 Oakwood Villa Drive in Kannapolis, and Barnett, 18, of 6276 Old Salisbury Road, Kannapolis, and Candice Jo Drye, 23, of 142 Delano’s Lane, Mocksville, are charged with murdering Dr. Boyd last Thursday.
Drye was arrested the day of the murder, and Barnett’s mother brought him to authorities Saturday. Barnett told police, the search warrant says, that before turning himself in, he took Christopher Boyd to 2768 Golfball Circle, Concord “so that Boyd could hide prior to leaving for the State of Tennessee.”
The search warrant says that Barnett told police Christopher Boyd was fleeing “in fear of being captured for the murder of Dr. J. David Boyd.”
“Boyd’s intentions were to avoid capture at all costs, and made specific threat of death and/or severe bodily harm to any law enforcement officers who attempted to apprehend him,” authorities said in the search warrant.
Investigators got the search warrant earlier in order to find Christopher Boyd at the Golfball Circle home of Jimmy Dean Outen in the Southern Hills mobile home park. Among 11 items seized during the search were a straight-razor blade, cocaine, a piece of cut plastic straw, a Marlboro cigarette package containing cocaine wrapped in cellophane, a rolled $20 bill with white powder on it, a plastic baggie containing marijuana and rolling papers.
The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office executed the warrant.
Salisbury investigators executed search warrants Thursday, at the 9 Pine Tree Road home where an employee discovered Boyd’s body, and Friday at his Statesville Boulevard office.
At Boyd’s office, authorities seized unused condoms, a vibrator, alcohol and other items. They based probable cause for the warrant on Drye’s statements in interviews that she and others had traded sexual favors for prescription drugs from Dr. Boyd.
During an interview with Jonathan Barnett, Barnett directed Salisbury Detective Travis Shulenberger to the Golfball Circle address, the Cabarrus warrant says.
The warrant does not detail Outen’s relationship to Christopher Boyd, who is not related to Dr. Boyd.
There were three men at the home when officers arrived. One was Outen and the other Christopher Boyd. The third person is not identified in the warrant.
Outen has not been charged.