Authorities arrest Clayton man charged with murder

Cody Lloyd Carmody
Cody Lloyd Carmody Johnston County Sheriff's Office

Johnston County officials have arrested a 24-year-old Clayton man charged with murder in the death of a man who was found dead Monday night.

Cody Lloyd Carmody of Sun Ray Drive was arrested Tuesday, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities had said they were searching for Carmody, who is accused of killing Joshua Biedekapp, who was found dead in his home on Braswell Road in Smithfield.

A statement from the sheriff’s office said the investigation was continuing, and officials would not release other information.

Carmody was put on one year’s probation in August after being convicted of misdemeanor use or possession of drug paraphernalia in Johnston County.