From the February 1, 1900 issue of The Times newspaper of Richmond, VA.
Kinston, N.C., Jan 31 – McCoy Waters was arrested in Kinston this morning, charged with murder. The facts in the case are about as follows:
A man living in Kinston was during the year 1898 a Pinkerton detective in the State of Georgia. The crime of murder was committed by one McCoy Waters, at Douglas, Ga. This Pinkerton detective had known Waters before the crime was committed. Waters skipped and was not apprehended.
This Pinkerton detective moved to Kinston about a year ago to engage in business. A short time ago he saw the man Waters. He corresponded with the authorities in Georgia, and made sure he was after the right man, and also found that a reward of $50 was offered for his capture. A warrant was issued this morning, and Waters was arrested by Policeman Brinson and Messrs. H.C. Brewer, J.H. Rouse and Albert Phillips. Upon his arrest he neither denied or affirmed the charge. He was lodged in the jail here. Waters is a man about fifty years of age, and weighs about 160 pounds. There seems to be no doubt that he is the right man.