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Detectives in Lincoln County have charged a Stanley man in the accidental deaths of his daughter and his nephew after they became trapped under a large pile of dirt.
Jordan Keely Arwood, 31, of Stanley, is charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Arwood was arrested and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond. WBTV spoke to Arwood moments after he left jail.
"I'm going to continue to take care of my family and be a good father and be the best role model I can be for everybody," he said.
Following a months long investigation, detectives determined that Arwood showed culpable negligence in the deaths of his nephew, 7-year-old James Levi Caldwell and his daughter, 6-year-old Chloe Jade Arwood.
On April 7, the children had been playing in a large dirt pit while Arwood was working at the site using a backhoe to dig and move dirt, according to the release.
One wall of the pit collapsed trapping the young children underneath.
Arwood was operating a backhoe that night in the pit when the walls collapsed and he called 911.
It took rescuers and emergency services personnel more than 12 hours to locate the bodies of the children.
"As our investigation continues in this case, we are obligated by law to protect the rights of the two innocent victims that lost their lives on that day," said Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter in the release. "This has been a very tragic event and we continue to pray for all persons involved with this as our investigation is turned over to the courts."
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