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Stalking charges dropped against man charged in death of daughter, nephew

LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Stalking charges against a Stanley man, who was charged in the April deaths of his daughter and nephew, has now been dropped, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Jordan Keeley Arwood, 32, was facing a misdemeanor stalking charge filed in early October. On Tuesday, October 11, officials said that charge had been dropped.

In late September, Arwood was charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of his 6-year-old daughter, Chloe Jade Arwood, and his nephew, 7-year-old James Levi Caldwell.

The incident happened on April 7, when the children were playing in a large dirt pit while Arwood was using a backhoe to dig and move dirt, according to officials.

One wall of the pit collapsed, trapping the young children underneath. Arwood called 911.

It took rescuers and emergency services personnel more than 12 hours to locate the bodies of the children.

In September, detectives said they had determined that Arwood showed culpable negligence in the deaths. Charges were then filed.

After the charges were filed, he was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.

WBTV spoke to Arwood in September, moments after he left the 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.

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