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Man accused of killing Shelby officer extradited back to North Carolina

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Officer Tim Brackeen Officer Tim Brackeen
CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Sources say Irving Fenner Jr, the man accused of shooting and killing Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen, is back in North Carolina to face his charges.

Fenner signed an extradition waiver Thursday as he sat behind bars in Rhode Island. Tuesday evening, sources told WBTV that Fenner, who is facing charges in Cleveland County, was being transferred to be held in the Gaston County Jail.

Law enforcement officials said Fenner will not be kept in the Cleveland County Jail because he is accused of killing an officer in that county. He will be kept in the Gaston County Jail for safety reasons and to prevent any future conflicts, according to officials.

Fenner has now been served warrants for several outstanding charges, and the murder charge in the killing of Brackeen. The charges can be located on the Gaston County Sheriff's Office website. 

Cleveland County District Attorney Mike Miller said Monday that Fenner would be in Cleveland County within the next two weeks.

"Unlike if it was just an adjoining county, he's actually in Rhode Island, so that's actually a logistical difference there," Miller said Monday.

Fenner initially fought extradition. On Thursday, though, he signed papers waiving extradition.

"Once he waived it, we can go get him. We'll have a team of agents or officers travel from North Carolina to Rhode Island, and pick him up and return him to Cleveland County," Miller said.

Six others have also been arrested in connection to the case, with charges including accessory after the fact of first degree murder, harboring a criminal, and harboring a fugitive.

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Jolisa Peeler, Fenner's half-sister, has already been extradited to North Carolina from Rhode Island. She is charged with accessory after the fact of first degree murder.

Authorities are also working to extradite Casey Fenner - also Fenner's half-sister - to North Carolina. She has already waived extradition, and Miller said she, too, should be here within two weeks.

Irving Fenner has been indicted by a grand jury in Rhode Island. Officials said he would make a first appearance in Cleveland County court when he arrived in NC. There is no word on when that court appearance may take place.

Miller has already filed paperwork seeking the death penalty for Fenner.

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