Eddie Wayne Chewning, boyfriend of 17-year-old murder suspect arrested

Eddie Wayen Chewning, charged with accessory.

Authorities arrested the 18-year-old boyfriend of the suspect arrested in connection with the July 5 slaying of a 62-year-old woman.

Stafford County Sheriff’s officers on Thursday arrested Eddie Wayne Chewning and charged him with one count of accessory before the fact in a first degree murder and one count of accessory before the fact in the use of a firearm.

He has been booked into Rappahannock jail.

He is being charged in connection with the slaying of Brenda Dye, who was allegedly shot to death by a 17-year-old female relative in the 700 block of Perry Drive.

The 17-year-old suspect is charged with first degree murder. Police haven’t identified her.