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Autopsy: Butner man killed by corrections officer had 12 gunshot wounds

Posted February 17, 2010
Updated February 18, 2010

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— A man killed by a federal corrections officer outside a Butner restaurant in December had 12 gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

Ronald Dewey Anderson Jr., 45, had three wounds in the head, three more in the chest, two in his back and four in his right arm, according to the autopsy report. Two of the shots were at close range, the report states.

According to a toxicology report, Anderson had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19, which is more than twice the level the state considers legally drunk.

Anderson was shot outside the Taste of Fuji restaurant on Dec. 27. Police said he and a friend got into an argument with Uriah Metcalf and Gwynn Basinger, two corrections officers at the Federal Correctional Center in Butner.

Police said both Anderson and Metcalf both fired weapons in the incident, but no one else was injured.

A Granville County grand jury last month declined to indict Metcalf after District Attorney Sam Currin pursued a voluntary manslaughter charge against him.

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  • Freedom Defender Feb 18, 2010

    As a side note. on another site, prisonofficer.org. Where Correctional Officers go to "talk shop." A man calling himself "Larry Diamond" and claiming to be the brother of the deceased has been posting and calling Officer Metcalf a coward. Here is what he posted the day before yesterday in regards to this report.

    Don't count on closure yet. I have heard the results of the Autopsy this morning. Now you will be able to follow it in the news...
    What I heard as Dewey's wife read me the Autopsy report convinces me of what I originally thought.
    Uriah did not represent his profession well...He is the Coward that I stated earlier.
    I went public with WRAL and Fox News. We will see where this goes in Phase II. There is always a risk that they will not pick up the story, but I don't see them walking away from it.

    So we can see that it is the family that is sending these things to WRAL to smear the name of Officer Metcalf after the Grand Jury didn't indict. Again giving only one side.

  • Freedom Defender Feb 18, 2010

    I'm not very impressed by the reporting of this news agency in regards to this topic. It appears to me that they are very interested in the side of the story coming from the family of Mr. Anderson, and uninterested in well rounded journalism. They have not yet said how many shots were fired by Mr. Anderson, or whether he had a legal right to have the gun he used. I have also not seen any indication that they have made any attempts to get the Corrctional Officers side of the story. It appears to me that Mr. Anderson is being made out to be a complete victim. With little regard to the wrong he was committing at the time of the incident. But having a rogue Federal Correctional Officer gunning down a man in cold blood brings much better ratings than an Officer shooting an armed man in self-defense. Notice that the other local stations are not covering this story anymore. Could it be because they all realize that this is a dead issue and are done with it?

  • Glenn Miller Feb 18, 2010

    I have never said that "cops can do no wrong", I am just pointing out that some people have so much hatred for authority, that they will flat out lie to try to discredit them. I appreciate our conversation, but your credibility is shot and you are no longer believable.

  • gandalla Feb 17, 2010

    Didn't think so. Thanks for playing!
    Glenn Miller

    even if i produce them it wont matter. your falacy is that the cops can do no wrong no matter what I say or show you, you will think these killers were in the right. I'm sure these killers will get their due justice when the deceaseds riding buddies get a hold of the guards behind bars

  • Glenn Miller Feb 17, 2010

    Didn't think so. Thanks for playing!

  • Glenn Miller Feb 17, 2010

    gandalla said - "check out the diagrams from the corner office"

    Do you have them? Have you seen them? Can you provide a link to them?

  • gotsomesense Feb 17, 2010

    vaulter, just because he was sent to prison DOES NOT mean he was guilty. It appears that when a panel heard ALL of the evidence, ie exculpatory evidence, they decided that the state did not prove that he was guilty - that's how our system works, you don't have to prove your innocence, it is up to the state to prove your guilt, and it looks like often times they don't mind what they have to do to "prove" it. I learned that from Mike Nifong....

  • gandalla Feb 17, 2010

    gandalla said - "Right between the eyes."

    Source of this information? Proof?
    Glenn Miller

    check out the diagrams from the corner office.

  • gandalla Feb 17, 2010

    Teacher-Mom, if your daughter was being raped and killed in front of you, how many rounds would you use to stop it?
    vaulter

    why are we talking about hypotheticals lets stick to the facts these overzealous glorfied babysitters were trying to prove a point and they gotaway with murder

  • Glenn Miller Feb 17, 2010

    gandalla said - "Right between the eyes."

    Source of this information? Proof?

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