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Officials arrest China Grove man for suspected murder of his girlfriend

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CHINA GROVE, N.C. -- China Grove police have arrested a man they say murdered his girlfriend.

Officers arrested Wayne Hill Sunday morning after finding the body of his girlfriend in Hill's home last night. Police have been questioning Hill all afternoon.

They arrested him around 8:00 Sunday morning in Stanly County. Officers say he crashed his car there last night and ran into the woods to hide from police. They brought him back to China Grove for questioning.

Police say friends of Roxanne Maddry reported her missing Friday. Officers found her body inside Hill's home Saturday night.

Hill was a karate instructor just around the corner from the police station.

Residents say they are shocked by the murder. They say things like this don't happen in China Grove.

"I've lived in China Grove for four years. This is the first in four years," said Eddie Kluttz, China Grove Police Chief.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation are also working this case.

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