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Third person arrested in Fairmont teen's death

Posted April 4, 2013

— A third person has been arrested in the shooting death last month of a teen at a Fairmont park.

Bobby Deshawn Jones, 19, of Lumberton, is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

DaQuan "Mucci" Stephens, 16, was playing basketball at Calvin Haggins Park on Linden Street on March 22 when another 16-year-old boy approached and shot him repeatedly at close range, police said.

The suspected gunman, Jerod Kutree McNeill, of Lumberton, is still sought in the case, as is Julius Rogers, 20, of Fairmont.

In addition to Jones, Shinaha Nashae Grissett, 22, of Fairmont, and Natasha Deshawn Owens, 23, of Lumberton, have been arrested in the case.

Police said they believe a carload of people followed Stephens to the park – one even had her 2-year-old child with her, they said – and that the shooting was gang-related.


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  • bmac813 Apr 4, 2013

    my2cents-justsaying, If you know about the Gangs so Must the Police. How come something isn't done? Reason, Liberal Love this , That way they can get their GUN CONTROL.
    When I was a kid we didn't have a playground, our Baceball Field was nothing but a Dust Bowl, No We played in The Streets, Sockie, That is like baseball, But made out of Old Socks, We Camped in The Woods most of the Summer. Fished in The DIRTY OHIO River, No One Shot any one, Yes we had fist Fights once in a while, But Never Gun's. All of our Parents had Gun's.
    This is just Liberalism, If it feels good do it, No Morals, No Fear of God, Parents, Teachers, Or the Police.

  • all4him Apr 4, 2013

    Unfortunately, I'm not too surprised about this. I lived in Columbus County for 4 years and there is not much of anything available for the kids to keep them out of trouble. I taught school (a 2 different middle schools) and the parents of these kids were not always around, many of them had siblings all by different fathers, and many were left to fend for themselves a lot. Without much attention at home or the feeling of security at home or other activities around for them to do (without getting into trouble)...many are going to seek for it elsewhere. That is exactly how gangs get their recruits! It really is sad how our youth is getting neglected...it take more than just clothing, food and a roof over their heads to raise a child.

  • my2cents-justsaying Apr 4, 2013

    Columbus county and the surrounding areas are full of gangs-- suprising for such a small, rural community. Bloods, crips, and Gangster Disciples. Its not just the big cities!

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 4, 2013

    I sure hope that youngun is somewhere safe because it's mommy sure ain't got the sense needed to raise it.

  • 3forme Apr 4, 2013

    lock em up in a dark place for the rest of their lives..if you want to live that kind of life then take the punishment that goes with it..

  • unpublished_1 Apr 4, 2013

    I know WRAL wouldn't post the comment that I REALLY want to post, but I wish the government would ID EVERY INDIVIDUAL who claims to b affiliated as a gang member & pack them on an aircraft & send them to ANY location that the US is having tension with like the Taliban, N. Korea, etc & let those weak individuals fight some real gangstas. They don't care about life so why should we worry about locking them away, just let them do the fighting for us. See how many of them r true gangstas then!

  • cbiga220 Apr 4, 2013

    Didn't know a small town like that had gotten infiltrated by gang violence, everyone involved probably knew each other, such a sad loss of young lives