Case Continued For Four Suspects In Deputy's Death

The cases of four of the suspects accused of killing a deputy and another man this summer have been continued.

The continuance comes as the deputy's autopsy results have been released.

Six people are charged with the murders of Deputy Warren "Sneak" Lewis, 38, and Thomas Hinton, 31. Both men were gunned down in separate incidents in Kinston in June.

Two of the suspects are in the juvenile court system, but the four who are 16 and older are due in Lenoir County court today.

Lamont Byrd, 19, Maretto Byrd, 27, Devine Slade, 17, and Kion Dail, 16, face first-degree murder charges for both Hinton's and Lewis's deaths.

As investigators continue to build their case against the six suspects, the autopsy on the slain deputy has been released. The medical examiner says Deputy Lewis was shot three times and died from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Kinston Free Press.

Lewis was working for the U.S. Marshal's service in Kinston when he was killed. He was trying to arrest suspects for the murder of Hinton.


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