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Chatham man arrested on weapons charges

Posted May 23, 2011

— A convicted felon was arrested last week on weapons charges when Chatham County sheriff’s deputies trying to serve a child support order found eight firearms inside his home.

Paul Dial, of 198 River Point Road in Moncure, was charged with eight counts of felonious possession of a firearm by a felon as well as failing to comply with child support requirements, authorities said Monday.

The sheriff’s office said that Dial initially refused to leave his home but later surrendered. Deputies found the weapons after he surrendered.

Dial was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond and is expected in Chatham County District Court on June 6.


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  • getready77 May 24, 2011

    TO ALL THE LOW LIFE PPL THAT THINK THIS MAN SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN FOR NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT.AND HIS HOUSE SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN SEARCHED...... if u had and EX and you guys had children u would expect her/him to help you take care of those kids no matter what. if everyone just said i cant pay my childsupport because there are not jobs then i guess all the kids would starve. there are plenty of things he/she could do to make sure the child support is paid.. heck in this situation this felon could have sold the guns he was NOT suppose to have in the first place to take care of HIS kids.. as for the house being searched... if he would have done what he was suppose to do when they asked him then there would have been no reason for the search to take place.. but they must have known something was wrong because he wasnt willing to leave.. HE DESERVES TO BE PUT IN JAIL FOR LIFE.. HE HASNT LEARNED HIS LESSON YET SO HE PROBABLY NEVER WILLL.......

  • 00100111 May 24, 2011

    And the only reason this made the news was because of the firearms and WRAL wanted to make it seem like some gun smuggling ring to get you to read the story. Non news story is a non news story.

  • wa4dou May 24, 2011

    Lock him up and throw the key away.

  • dcblackburn1963 May 24, 2011

    sounds like another magistrate should be investigated!!! ONLY 5,000??? are you kidding me!!!

  • davisgw May 23, 2011

    If the deputies had no business searching the how and it is ruled the evidence was obtained illegally, it can't be used against him.

  • greywolf30 May 23, 2011

    felons can't even have ammo.... that's a felony to....

  • greywolf30 May 23, 2011

    convicted felon+ firearms= jail, no matter what the sitution is... it is illegal for a felon to have guns... a good lawyer want help him now it's prison time....may be guns were in plain sight.. duh!

  • davisgw May 23, 2011

    If the warranst were for failure to pay child support and he surendered, what business did the deputies have inside his home? He needs a good lawyer.

  • NotFromHere May 23, 2011

    "Oh, and it doesn't matter if there are no jobs and you don't have money to send to your ex-wife" - twc

    Oh boo hoo hoo. What if his ex-wife can't find a job either. Someone has to support the kids they had. And it is not the responsibility of the taxpayer to support them either. I don't care if the guy has to work at McDonalds for $6.00 an hour. If you have kids then you better support them. If you are too much of a deadbeat to support your own children then keep you pants zipped up.

  • orangemoonlite May 23, 2011

    "Oh, and it doesn't matter if there are no jobs and you don't have money to send to your ex-wife"...
    No jobs around here, really? Have you checked Career Builder? Apparently, there are 9645 jobs available in NC alone...which confuses me about the whole "unemployment rate" dilemna NC seems to be in. May not be the job you want or in your field, but jobs are out there. Grow up & support your families, people!