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Manslaughter suspect sought on break-in charges

Posted October 20, 2010

— Fayetteville police on Wednesday issued arrest warrants on break-in charges for two men, including one already charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a store owner.

Shane Tradale Johnson, 21, of 545 Hilliard Drive, and Robert Joseph Bethea, 22, of 926 Shannon Drive, are wanted on charges of breaking and entering and larceny. Police said they were last seen operating a silver Volvo.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856.

Johnson has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the June 2009 death of Waheed Abdo Abdulla, 30, and robbery with a dangerous weapon in an unrelated case.

Investigators say that Abdulla, owner of the Ya-Ya Food Mart, went outside to investigate a disturbance and was shot by a stray bullet from Johnson's gun. Another man, Michael Antoine McLaurin, has been charged with killing Johnson's brother, Demetrius Deshawn Johnson, in the confrontation.


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  • rickryan86 Oct 22, 2010

    have an idea?.........carry a gun and protect your property and use it if you are in danger,and just maby''crime will slow down''

  • ncguy Oct 21, 2010

    Is that Marvin Austin?

  • working for deadbeats Oct 20, 2010

    Keep crime up and society in danger...vote Democrat in November!

  • illegals--GO HOME Oct 20, 2010

    You are right....most LEO's are sick of seeing the same ones you put your life on the line to get in jail, just back out to play the game over and over until maybe such time they kill an LEO or some other innocent citizen!! It is ridiculous!!

  • working for deadbeats Oct 20, 2010

    I was right..

  • dwr1964 Oct 20, 2010

    I still like my idea of putting a 100 ft electrified fence around the state of North Dakota and putting all the prisoners inside to live out their lives. Of course you take out all the planes and hellicopters, but let them hunt and grow for food, and if they want to get along, they can start their own legal system. Either way, after the initial cost, it's free to the public.

  • boingc Oct 20, 2010

    "NC - how is that catch and release program working. Vote democrat to ensure it continues."

    Yes, because I'm sure the republicans are going to push for major tax increases to pay for more jails and prisons.

    You say democrats are soft on crime, and I say republicans talk the talk, but aren't willing to foot the bill to lock more people up. But you, awheywego, I'm sure will vote for a property tax increase to cover the cost...

  • lumberman Oct 20, 2010

    If I were in the law enforcement game I believe I would throw in the towel. Why on earth would the guy with a pending manslaughter case be out of jail. You just got to love the justice system we have in N.C.

  • ccs1920 Oct 20, 2010

    Whoever said that you can't judge a book by it's cover was wrong.

  • awheywego Oct 20, 2010

    NC - how is that catch and release program working. Vote democrat to ensure it continues.