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Man charged with robbing, killing Greenville business owner

Posted September 24, 2010

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— A 23-year-old probationer was charged Thursday with robbing and killing the owner of a Greenville wrecker service whose body was found outside his office Saturday morning.

Eric Dominique Holloway, of 1025 W. 5th St., was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Walter Clayton Malloy Sr., 59. Holloway was also charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Malloy's body was found inside a fenced area behind Clay’s Wrecker Service at 2016 Chestnut St. shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday.

WNCT in Greenville reports that police said that a red and white Buick Roadster seen speeding away from the scene belongs to Holloway.

Police said that Holloway is the only suspect in the case and no additional arrests are expected, although investigators continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses.

Clay Malloy Jr., a co-owner of the family tow truck business, told WNCT that his father was a helpful man who cared about his customers. More than 40 fellow tow truck drivers lined up their rigs for Malloy's funeral procession Thursday.

Police said that Holloway has a history of arrests for drug violations and other violent crimes in Greenville.

State Department of Correction records show that he was serving probation for 2008 convictions on three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was also convicted of communicating threats in 2005.

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  • braddavis Sep 24, 2010

    Waste of oxygen......

  • Wolfheel Tarpack Sep 24, 2010

    illegals--GOHOME ... curious ... is there a site that shows cases assigned, heard and/or sentenced by a particular judge? I can research a lot of things, but have found this one confounding ... seems it would be public information just like other state or federal records, meetings, and criminal and tax information. Anyone have a site or resource?

  • ncwiseguy Sep 24, 2010

    and this perp was on probation for 3 @ ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON WITH INTENT TO KILL??? something is bad wrong in this case!!!! why was he out????

  • illegals--GO HOME Sep 24, 2010

    We all need to be very informed when we go to the ballot box and vote for judges. Most people vote and no nothing of a judge's record in court or his stance on certain types of convictions and sentences.

    Be prepared and informed. It is time the taxpayers get what they are paying for or get those people out of office who are way too lenient. Same for state reps, senators and all congressmen and women!!

  • 2SWEETBOYS Sep 24, 2010

    makes me sick....

  • rixida Sep 24, 2010

    Its not that they needed a cell for a pot smoker so they let this guy out, although I agree that non-violent offenders should just get a fine, if anything. The system sucks! The punishment does NOT fit the crimes. The rules need to be re-written. I cant explain how it got so screwed up but it needs to be fixed. I am a detention officer and I've had people in here for not having a fishing license. I'm not saying thats right but is it worthy of going to jail? I think a fine would be a suitable punishment and leave the jails and prisons for the violent offenders, but then I'm just a peon. I dont have that almighty piece of paper called a college degree.

  • Wolfheel Tarpack Sep 24, 2010

    Wonder if the car had been impounded for crime or failure to pay taxes? He need his ride so he can take his baby mama out for the weekend before his trials ... get rid of the sucka in his way .. the way many of these derelicts think ... no value or respect for laws or lives.

  • landric Sep 24, 2010

    IdoN0TliveinDurham said:

    "Google Marc Emery - a Canadian guy who was extradited from Canada and sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison for selling marijana SEEDS (not pot, just the seeds). He's taking up a cell that could be used to house murderers like the guy in Greenville.

    But hey, we have our priorities, and apparently people who sell pot seeds are considered more dangerous than violent felons."

    That is really apples/oranges. First off, selling marijuana, even seeds, makes him a dealer, not a "pot smoker". Second, he was sentenced to federal prison. Under the federal system someone charged with a violent felony against a person is likely to get a lot more than 5 years. You are comparing North Carolina's joke sentencing laws to federal sentencing laws, and there is no compairson.

  • IdoN0TliveinDurham Sep 24, 2010

    "Proof please."

    Google Marc Emery - a Canadian guy who was extradited from Canada and sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison for selling marijana SEEDS (not pot, just the seeds). He's taking up a cell that could be used to house murderers like the guy in Greenville.

    But hey, we have our priorities, and apparently people who sell pot seeds are considered more dangerous than violent felons.

    We reap what we sow!

  • landric Sep 24, 2010

    In my 14+ years in law enforcement I have never seen anyone get an active jail or prison sentence for possession of marijuana. People in NC sometimes get active jail or prison sentences for drug dealing, but it almost never happens for drug possession. Drug dealing isn't a non-violent crime, and IMO drug users are not "non-violent" either because they support the dealers who use violence to support their business. People don't usually think of marijuana users as being violent, but they support the violence involved in bringing their drug of choice to market by purchasing it. The obvious solution to all of that is to make drugs legal, but that isn't politically popular. I can say from first hand experience that drug laws do nothing to prevent drug use, but they do serve to clog up the court system (though generally not the jails and prisons).

    At any rate, NC has to start taking violent crimes seriously. Probation for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill is crazy.

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