Warrants Issued For Kinston Murder Suspects

Police say they are looking for two suspects in the murder of a Snow Hill man in Kinston.

Kinston police are looking for 19- year-old Charles Clark and 21-year-old Alphonso Patton of Central Ave. in Kinston. They're wanted for the murder of 49-year-old Thomas Mewborn of Snow Hill.

Police say Mewborn was found shot at the Simon Bright Apartments, at 903 E. Shine St. in Kinston around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Mewborn was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police ask anyone with information on Clark and Patton to contact Commander Jennifer Canady at (252) 939-3225.


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  • by Bryonna Location: Mewborn on Apr 27, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    What is wornd with people these days ?? That was my uncle and he will be missed forever and ever. :(
  • by brother man on Apr 25, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    Ya'll dont know what it be like
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      by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 05:54 AM in reply to brother man
      What is that suppose to mean?? Is that your way of taking up for these to criminals?!?!?!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    The crime problem is taking care of it's self it's too! bad innocent people have to pay the price and we taxpayers have to foot the upkeep after hearing the same old same old he was misunderstood kid,his father was absent and his mommy had to work 2 job's whiles he cared for himself.give him 20 years and he will be back under age 40 at 85% with new skill's and be harder to catch next time.
  • by Anonymous Location: Kinston, NC on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    Yes yall are so stupid looking, and to know your mother raise yall better than that, and she is such a sweet woman, and hard working, ain't no need for her to stress and worry about yall, yall acted like grown men, so the courts going treat you like grown men, taking that man's life over some money, if you want money go get it like a grown man, go to work, don't take a man's hard earned money...your mama need to cut you loose, you didn't ask her could you murder the man, you belong to the prison system now, now known by only a number...ride wit it.
  • by Anonymous Location: NC Resident on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    Look at these mug shots? How could these fine upstanding citizens be involved in this? Its their way of life. Its their culture. What else can be said. Its everyday news around here. Wouldn't be nice just for one week to not hear of any homocides in northeast NC? Think about it>? But we all know, Saturday nights a coming....How come these idiots couldn't be working and holding down a job like the rest of us?
  • by Anonymous Location: Kinston on Apr 25, 2011 at 09:42 AM
    It is a shame that a good hard working man like Thomas Earl had to lost his life for no reason at all. He will be greatly missed. I just hope these to criminals get what they deserve...the death penalty!! 20 years for a life sentence is not long enough, especially when the family has to suffer everyday with the lost of Thomas Earl.
  • by Maggie Location: lagrange on Apr 25, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    umm!! some more of Kinston's finest residence!! When will these young men stop killing?? the good people that live in East Kinston deserve to have safety in there neighborhood also!! My prayers go out to the deceased and his family.
  • by Wilma Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    WITN, is there a reason why the comment I submitted over 3 hours ago has not been posted? I'm resending it again, just in case you all missed it the first time. None of your rules have been violated, so I would like to know why this was not posted the first time I submitted? Anyways, please read my response from this morning as stated below: The same problems that the people in this world never want to address continue to happen. It says a lot when 7 out of 10 stories of crime are from the african american race. WITN is going to post any story of crime, whether it is by an african american, caucasian, or any other race, so this is not playing favorites to the folks that choose to kill or not follow the law. I am speaking the truth based on what you all are reporting, and I don't think you are lying about these stories, right? The fact that the younger generation continues to use violence of any fashion, but also kill another human being, is absolutely disturbing. My only determination on this is that these children want no responsibility in life and feel that prison time is owed to them. Roof over their head, free food and medical/dental care, and the opportunity to get an education. Those benefits are better than what a quarter of the people in this world, so it is win win for these killers. All I can say is that God knows what to do with these two, and he will do so.
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      by Wilma; Greenville on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM in reply to Wilma
      Thank you for posting, my truthful response to this story must have just slipped through the cracks the first time huh :-) Again, thanks so much.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM in reply to Wilma
      Have you actually kept a verifiable record that supports the "7 out of 10" claim, or does it just seem that way to you? I've noticed that many people comment about race whenever suspects are black, but those same commentors are absent from postings when there are white suspects. Regardless, there may well be a disproportionate amount of crime in the black community, but there are many factors besides just skin color to explain it.
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        by jerry on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM in reply to
        Would you care to share some of the other "factors" with us?
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          by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 at 05:46 PM in reply to jerry
          Factor one- who's the Daddy?
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          by Russ on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:15 PM in reply to jerry
          Actually according to the FBI it's 84% of the crime is committed the populace that makes up only 13% of the population. Not a quote but pretty close.
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      by Pete on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:30 PM in reply to Wilma
      It's more like 9 out of 10.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    And yet again, mug shots already on file.
  • by Angie Struempf Location: Newport on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    The day will come when you WILL stand before God on judgement day to give an account for murder. Do you not fear God enough to walk in His Ways? You may be able to run from the law,but you can't run from God. You MUST turn and repent,before it's too late for you.Heaven is real and hell is real.What's done is done,but you must make things right.
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