Teens Wanted For Kinston Murder

Two teens are wanted for last Thursday night's murder of a Kinston man.

Warrants for an open count of murder have been issued for Lamont Byrd, 19 of West Lenoir Street, and Kion Dail, 17 of Cary Road.

Thursday night officers found Thomas Hinton shot in the chest at the corner of Mitchell and Lenoir Streets. The 31-year-old man died at the scene.

Anyone with information on Byrd and Dail should call call Kinston Public Safety at (252) 939-3160 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.


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Kinston police say they now know the name of a person captured on store surveillance video and he is no longer a person of interest in an overnight murder.

Thomas Hinton was found with a gunshot wound to the chest at the intersection of Mitchell and Lenoir Streets in Kinston. Officials say Hinton died at the scene.

If anyone has information regarding the murder of Hinton they are asked to call Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523-4444.


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A murder is under investigation in Kinston after a man was shot to death Thursday night.

Kinston police say 31-year-old Thomas Hinton of East Washington Ave. was found with a gunshot wound to the chest at the intersection of Mitchell and Lenoir Streets in Kinston. Officials say Hinton died at the scene.

The murder is under investigation, police say, and detectives are following up on all leads.


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