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Raleigh murder suspect taken from hospital to jail

Posted December 3, 2012

— The suspect in a fatal shooting last month outside a Raleigh auto parts store was released from the hospital and taken to jail Monday, police said.

Matthew Durwood Calton had been at WakeMed since Nov. 23, when he was injured during an exchange of gunfire with a police officer trying to take him into custody. 

Calton, 53, is accused in the slaying of Jay Gould "Jody" Simmons, 53, who was fatally shot while in his pickup truck outside Carquest at 2635 E. Millbrook Road.

About six hours later, Calton was shot in the torso outside the Creedmoor Crossing Shopping Center on Creedmoor Road as officers tried to arrest him on a murder charge. An officer was also injured in the scuffle.

Investigators haven't said how Calton and Simmons knew each other or provided a motive for the shooting, but real estate records show that Simmons owned the property where Calton lives at 2604 King's Circle in Raleigh.

Sources said that Calton, 53, might have owed Simmons back rent and that's why the two were meeting at the auto parts store.

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  • retiredindependentpopo Dec 3, 5:42 p.m.

    nauti-dog, there are three die-hard leftwing radicals on here that there is no getting through to them or even having a factual conversation with. And, you just had one of them by the collar. Did you get anywhere? NOPE!!

  • Bartmeister Dec 3, 5:26 p.m.

    The same could be said for weapons of mass destruction. So why did the nation go into such a hissy fit when bush invented the story about Saddam Husein having them?
    piene2

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    Each post just confirms the fact that you just talk dribble to see your comments posted, for no other reason. Troll esk..............................

  • Bartmeister Dec 3, 5:24 p.m.

    "So why do we need the RPD? We have WRAL doing the investigating and reporting their findings.
    Now the city can officially shut down the PD and save bunches of money.

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    Well that's just a swell idea.

  • WASP Dec 3, 4:56 p.m.

    I guess now the taxpayer will have to pay for keeping this person in jail. Not to mention the hospital bill. To bad the LEOs aim wasn't a little truer.

  • rachel Dec 3, 4:20 p.m.

    paul taylor- it is the alleged murderer who owed the back rent- the victim was the property owner/landlord

  • bombayrunner Dec 3, 3:34 p.m.

    so he isnt going to get the,'I'm to sick to go to jail' treatment'?

  • piene2 Nov 27, 3:01 p.m.

    "So why do we need the RPD? We have WRAL doing the investigating and reporting their findings.

    Now the city can officially shut down the PD and save bunches of money.
    anonemoose"

    I second the motion!

  • anonemoose Nov 27, 2:45 p.m.

    So why do we need the RPD? We have WRAL doing the investigating and reporting their findings.

    Now the city can officially shut down the PD and save bunches of money.

  • piene2 Nov 27, 11:33 a.m.

    "Because he was quoted several times that it was his intention to carry out the use of such weapons? Research it. But maybe those quotes were fabricated by the "six gunners" too
    Nauti-dog"

    First of all, he could not use what he did not have. and secondly have you never heard of, "saber rattling?" also than by your logic, the only time a miscreant should have his six gun taken away is when he says he is going to use it?

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Nov 27, 9:16 a.m.

    @piene2 The same could be said for weapons of mass destruction. So why did the nation go into such a hissy fit when bush invented the story about Saddam Husein having them?

    Because he was quoted several times that it was his intention to carry out the use of such weapons? Research it. But maybe those quotes were fabricated by the "six gunners" too

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