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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  • by Tish Location: Farmivlle on Sep 26, 2011 at 06:19 PM
    1st & foremost i would like to express my deepest symphanty to the officers family,& 2nd these boys are old enough to know right from wrong & i know when whoever pull that trigger they know their life was over too,that's why it pay to think about your actions before you do something you know is wrong,Because now they know they have did something they can never take back..Young people wake up before it's too late.
  • by suspect sister Location: kinston,nc on Sep 24, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    I just wanted to say that the thought of raising your child right is just wht was said a thought! As said previously by someone your child still has its own mind reguardless, no one is perfect and my mistake is still my mistake weather the thoughts of it being big or small its still mine! Let the person judge who has never sinned,¬ the ones who's just never been caught! Just so you'll know I'm l.byrd big sis I'm a successful blk woman & grew up in the same house & he has another1 in college NC state father with his own buisness and mom that has worked all her life! So now wht ya gotta say?
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      by Bloke on Sep 28, 2011 at 09:00 AM in reply to suspect sister
      Being a successful black woman, you should know proper grammar and spelling. What I have to say is that it just shows what type of person your brither is if he was raised well and still did something like this. Why would you defend his actions??
  • by Original C on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    Danny: I see what you mean, but if there was sufficient doubt, he wouldn't have been convicted. The main point I wanted to make with Foxxy was how racism goes both ways.
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      by Foxxy on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:16 PM in reply to Original C
      I understand racism goes both ways. But how many innocent people have been wrongly executed or how many have wasted their lives in prison on convictions of charges that it later on turned out they were actually innocent of?
  • by foxxy Location: Kinston on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:54 PM
    I have read the comments posted so far concerning the shooting of the U.S. Marshall. I don't condone what those boys did by any means, but most of the comments I have read have very strong racial tones. Their background, family life, and race have been judged by some of you. I'm sure those boys' families felt just as bad about what they did as anyone else. But the truth of the matter is, it doesn't really matter what background you come from, what race you are,some parents can raise their kids the best they can, and they may still end up being a disappointment. Rich privileged kids have done terrible things too, and some did them because they felt "entitled". Yes the boys should be punished, but to blame the color of their skin or where they lived for what they did is wrong. African Americans have enough burden to bear, but why not call a spade a spade? There are bad people in every race, and there are criminals that come from all walks of life, some of them in high positions, some of them at the bottom of the totem pole. Your skin color or background isn't going to determine if you're going to be a good person or a bad person. I'm sure Jeffrey Dahmer's parents would have never guessed what he turned out to be. If someone does something wrong, it's just wrong, whether they are black, white, red, or green. Stereotyping is really getting out of hand, especially in this area.
  • by rl Location: bear grass on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:08 PM
    4 More drains on taxpayers. Wonder how many times they have already reproduced
  • by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    Oh but the are entitled..........
  • by bailey Location: kinston on Sep 22, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    they dont have any thing better to do
  • by greg Location: greenville on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    Just like all the other court cases around here continued... over and over and over again
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      by Dawg on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:01 PM in reply to greg
      That is so the DA can talk them into a deal where they do very little if any time and he/she gets credit for the conviction. All the DA cares about is the number of convictions as it looks good election time.
  • by VAboi Location: Greenville on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM
    They should have let them watch that execution on TV last night because this is a reality check of what's waiting in store for them in a few years
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM
    They ought to be thankful that they are where they are. Other places would be 'case opened, weapon retractracted, magazine inserted, pow,pow,pow,pow, weapon returned to case, ......... case closed".
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