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Suspect In Murder Of Fayetteville War Veteran Arrested During Traffic Stop

Posted July 25, 2003

— A man suspected in the shooting death of a decorated war veteran is being held in the Cumberland County jail without bond.

Duplin County deputies stopped Alphonso Terry Sunday night because he failed to dim the headlights on his car as he drove east of Mt. Olive. A check of the car turned up a stolen handgun, then deputies discovered Terry was wanted for the murder of Shelly Wooten Jr. of Fayetteville in early April.

Terry, 32, is accused of robbing and killing Wooten, 78, in the victim's home. Terry was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and common law robbery for the Fayetteville death.

As a result of the traffic stop, terry is also charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was transferred to the Cumberland County jail on Tuesday, where he is being held without bond.

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