HENDERSON — The suspect in an Oct. 7 homicide is now in custody in Wake County and has an arrest warrant pending against him in connection with the shooting that left an 18-year-old dead, Henderson police say.

Authorities intend to serve the warrant on Wallace Wayne Yarbrough, 44, of Person County, who is being held on charges pending against him “out of the Wake County area,” officials said in a news release distributed by Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow.

Yarbrough is accused in connection with the death of 18-year-old Alveante “Al” Markeith Holden, who was found dead the night of Oct. 7 in a car parked outside an East Andrews Avenue laundry.

Holden had suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Police have said they believe the death resulted from “a narcotics transaction gone awry.”

They also said they considered a man who was accompanied by another man and a woman as the sole suspect in the case.

After questioning witnesses and gathering evidence, including surveillance-camera video, they put out the word they were looking for an extended-cab pickup truck that had left the scene.

Police said they’ve notified Holden’s family and are “still actively investigating” the case.

N.C. Department of Public Safety records indicate that Yarbrough — who also goes by the name Yarborough — has a lengthy criminal record that includes four stints in prison, the most recent lasting from July 2018 to February 2019.

His record goes back to 1994 and includes convictions for, among other things, larceny, chop-shop activity, unauthorized use of a motorized conveyance, common-law robbery, felony breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretenses, uttering forged papers, simple assault and affray, possession of Schedule II and Schedule III drugs with intent to sell, and financial transaction card fraud.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.