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Arrest made in 2013 killing of Bragg solider

Posted June 9, 2014

— Investigators on Monday announced the arrest of a 26-year-old man for the 2013 killing of a Fort Bragg Special Forces soldier.

Donovan Lamar Moon, of 1458 Delmar Street in Fayetteville, is charged with first degree murder, first degree burglary, two counts of first degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, felonious conspiracy to commit burglary and felonious conspiracy to commit robbery. Moon was being processed at the Cumberland County jail Monday evening.

Sgt. 1st Class Sean Wayne Wells, 35, was killed on Oct. 7, 2013 after two men forced their way into his Beaver Run Drive home. Wells fought with the two men before shots were fired, police said.

His wife, who was home at the time, escaped uninjured with their then 4-year-old child and went to a neighbor's house to call 911.

In a 911 recording, she said the men, whom she described only as wearing black, entered through a door and wanted money and the keys to her 2012 Toyota Camry. She also said she heard three gunshots.

Investigators have not said if more arrests are expected.


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  • Cheree Teasley Jun 13, 2014
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    Fighting to protect those he cared about all the way til the end. He probably saved his wife and child's life. A real hero!

  • rougemontredneck Jun 11, 2014

    I'm shaking my head in disbelief. It's an absolute disgrace that this perp thinks he has the God given right to kill a hard working soldier (or anyone for that matter) for a car and a little cash. What he DOES have is the God given right to get his butt out there and get a job and earn an honest living. Well it's too late for that now. Now that he has slammed his own cell door shut on the rest of his life. What is WRONG with people? AT least this one is off the streets finally.

  • Wake1 Jun 10, 2014

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    I agree!

  • 678devilish Jun 10, 2014

    Wanting money...please if the would get a job, then they would not have to take from honest people. I hope and pray the judge and courts will give this young man what he deserves, time in prison.

  • marxnsain Jun 10, 2014

    has killing them had the same effect?

  • Bob Smith Jun 10, 2014
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    What a waste - assuming he is guilty, I think he deserves the severest punishment of free housing for the rest of his life, free health care, free clothing, and he has to hang out with his buddies all day playing cards and basketball - all paid for by us taxpayers. That will teach others like him to not commit senseless, violent crimes in NC against innocent victims!

  • landonsgrampa Jun 10, 2014

    Nothing less that the death penalty, should be sought.

  • Locked&Loaded Jun 10, 2014

    If this type of criminal has absolutely no respect for human life and personal property, then why should we be concerned with theirs?