“Police records show Eleby has had 20 arrests dating back to 2000, mostly for possessing and selling drugs and assault…
he passes through the area around the Interstate 85 overpass often on his way to work. ….
“They discussed smoking crack cocaine together,” the affidavit said. “It was decided by Mr. Eleby that he would consume the drugs by himself.”
…Thomas told authorities he watched Eleby “place a chair on top of a shopping cart, reach under the shopping cart and ignited it.” He also said he woke up Brauer, who had gone to sleep, and they left the area, going in the opposite direction as Eleby, according to the arrest affidavit.”