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Eight charged with murder in Swain County

Updated: Monday, March 4 2013, 07:21 PM EST

Eight people have been arrested in Swain County and all have been charged with first-degree murder, according to a news release issued Sunday morning.

In the release, Sheriff Curtis Cochran said the eight arrested are charged in connection with the death of Calup Joe Caston on Saturday at the Old 288 boat ramp in Swain County.

In a telephone interview Sunday morning Cochran declined to comment further other than to confirm the arrests.

The suspects charged with first-degree murder include Joshua Calhoun, 18; Joshua Price, 20;Travor George, 17; Corey Jenkins, 20; Curtis Price, 17; Marcos Cardonne, 22; Troy Boston, 24 and Correy Price, 24.

Cochran did say search warrants had been filed in the Clerk of Courts office in Swain County.

Eight charged with murder in Swain County

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