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Dunn man charged in shooting death of son

Posted May 18, 2015

Jerry Calvin Dale Sr.

— Sampson County deputies say a Dunn man has been charged in the weekend shooting death of his son.

Jerry Calvin Dale II was shot at about 4 p.m. Sunday at his home on Butterfly Lane and died at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, authorities said.

Investigators determined that Dale was shot during an altercation with his father.

Jerry Calvin Dale Sr. 47, of 1281 Union Grove Church Road, was charged with murder and was being held without bond in the Sampson County jail.

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  • Paul Stroud May 19, 2015
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    Jeez, you blood hungry people should probably wait just a moment ... you know, for the criminal justice system to take it's course. The story contains so few details, you have no idea if the father took the gun from the son or anything else. Perhaps, just perhaps, we should wait for conviction before we kill the man. What do you say?

  • Bubba Zanetti May 18, 2015
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    Please, don't feed the TROLLS.

  • Bubba Zanetti May 18, 2015
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    Are living under Sharia Law now?

  • Aanritsen Deur May 18, 2015
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    Give him the same sentence he gave his son.

    THAT is justice.

  • Aanritsen Deur May 18, 2015
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    Oh please! I've lived in the city and I've lived in the country, and if there's one thing I've learned, you can generally trust country folk far more than you can city ones, who often are so shallow they spend more time gossipping about the problems of others than they do fixing their own.

  • Aanritsen Deur May 18, 2015
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    Sad!!!
    I can't imagine how something can get so heated, you shoot a loved one.
    Thoughts going out to family members remaining.

  • Jeff Abbott May 18, 2015
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    I wonder if this altercation was also over mowing the lawn. These country folks argue about the smallest things in life.

  • Bubba Zanetti May 18, 2015
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    And why not? Capital punishment obviously wasn't much of a deterrent in this case (as if it ever is). Let him rot in jail for the rest of his life so he can contemplate what he did.

  • Sean Coates May 18, 2015
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    Give him a life sentence!

  • Ginny Marcom May 18, 2015
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    People are getting crazier and crazier every day. Seems they think death is the only solution to handle a problem. What are they thinking? Oh wait! They aren't. smh