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Fort Bragg soldier charged in shooting death

Posted October 7, 2011

— A Fort Bragg soldier has turned himself in to authorities to face charges in the shooting death of a retired sergeant major last month.

Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said Friday that Staff Sgt. Clyde Terrell Cobb, 41, turned himself in on Thursday. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Thompson.

Thompson, 56, was found dead in a car at the Reserve at Carrington Place apartments on Sept. 9.

Police say Cobb also was shot during the confrontation and was treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Cobb is stationed with the 112th Signal Brigade. It's not clear if he has an attorney.


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  • blitzburggirl Oct 7, 2011

    He turned himself in because he was found shot nearby and was in the hospital til now. Don't give credit where credit wasn't due.

  • dwallace9392 Oct 7, 2011

    No he does not look well.He seems to have a couple of mental issues going on. That is completely obvious. He needs to be put in a mental facility for professional help.

  • u stand corrected Oct 7, 2011

    I agree sammyg. It's so sad for all involved.

  • sammyg Oct 7, 2011

    He certainly doesn't look well in this photo!

  • u stand corrected Oct 7, 2011

    TrueBlueRep, you are right, but this article is!

  • u stand corrected Oct 7, 2011

    Sunshine brought up PTSD, NOT the article. Maybe some of you are right, and maybe some of spouting off before the facts are known, give these former military their ideas... ummmmmmmmm...

  • IAMAmerican Oct 7, 2011

    PTSD is not just Military either!

  • loprestw Oct 7, 2011

    PTSD my big ol rear end. he was in 112 th signal, never even loaded his weapon. Quit making excuses for these people. Just like any liberal, it can never be the resposibility of an individual, always blaming an outside force that cause an incident.

  • You Dont Know The Facts Oct 7, 2011

    I do feel for Service Members that suffer from PTSD (I know it is prevalent in soldiers returning from combat); but, we cannot overlook the various instances around the country where folk are trying to use PTSD as an excuse for criminal behavior. It demeans those that truly suffer from this affliction. Say, someone catches their spouse cheating and then kills them both in a rage...that person would claim PTSD...when in fact, they were heartbroken and jealous, lost their mind, and committed the crime.

  • Statick Oct 7, 2011

    Waiting for a friend? PTSD? Please. It's about him messing around with that guy's wife, the guy finding out about it and waiting for HIM in the parking lot in a car with a loaded gun.