2 people behind bars after a 'Good Samaritan' was murdered - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2 people behind bars after a 'Good Samaritan' was murdered

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Shelby County man's good deed may have cost him a high price...his life.

Two people are behind bars for reportedly taking Paul Charles' kindness for granted.

Detectives are working to find out if a burglary may be connected to what led to Charles' death.

Charles, 58, was an avid outdoorsman and good neighbor, according to all who knew him.

"We watch each other's stuff," neighbor Mike Nacarato said.

But, the man many saw as a Good Samaritan may have lost his life following a good deed.

"It's just sad," Nacarato said.

A reported burglary and a possible betrayal are detailed in police affidavits. 

David Willingham, 43, and Roxie Hayes, 38, both remain behind bars and, according to police documents, Charles had opened up his home to Willingham.

Willingham stayed with him for a couple of weeks, but when he left, four guns, jewelry, and other items went missing from the home.

Willingham and Hayes allegedly pawned the items.

Charles reported the burglary to police and weeks later he was found shot dead in his home.

"Everyone is on guard out here," Nacarato said.

Neither Hayes or Willingham have been charged with murder, but the documents state "Willingham is the primary suspect" and his $1 million bond is due to the pending murder investigation.

"You know how that is, you try to help people out and sometimes it back fires," Nacarato said.

Right now the pair is charged with two counts of theft of property.

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