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Two charged over NSW ute shooting death

Two men have been charged over the murder of David King in the NSW Hunter region earlier this year.

The 45-year-old was found shot dead inside his Ford Ranger that had crashed into a tree at Salt Ash in Port Stephens on August 29.

Police believed the shooting was a targeted attack, with a man allegedly seen running from the ute to a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV that was later found burnt out in nearby Heatherbrae.

On Friday police arrested Tyson Stamp, 27, following a traffic stop at Raymond Terrace.

A few hours later Adam Garvey, 39, was arrested at a Charlestown shopping centre.

Stamp has been charged with murder, kidnapping, property damage and weapons offences, with Garvey charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and kidnapping.

Both men appeared at Newcastle Local Court on Saturday and were formally refused bail.

They are due to face Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday.

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