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Mount Olive Man Charged in Fatal Fight

Posted March 9, 2007

— A man is dead and another is injured following an altercation in Wayne County.

Sheriff deputies responded to a 911 call from a house at 156 Flowers Road in Mount Olive. When they arrived, they found Deon Black Graham dead in the carport. Authorities believe he was stabbed to death, but an autopsy will be conducted in Chapel Hill to determine the exact cause.

Investigators learned Terreaskus A. Davis, 23, of 137 Flowers Road, had been asked to leave by Graham earlier. Authorities said Davis returned a short time later and an altercation ensued.

Another person, Donald Wayne Graham, was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital with stab wounds. He was later transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Davis has been charged with murder and is being held without bond at the Wayne County Jail.


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  • TARGETED Mar 12, 2007

    Thank you, amypsychrn.

  • slimshadee2dgood Mar 11, 2007

    I just wanted to add that this incident is truly a great tragedy.I would like to say sorry to the parents of this nice young man.Deon was truly adecent person.I have had the pleasure of working with him for the last ten years.What a remarkable spirit he had.He will be greatly missed!!!perry u2Bldg Cherry Hospital

  • boston t Mar 10, 2007

    No surprises in this article.

  • LarisaKing Mar 10, 2007

    For everyone that reads this article, you should know the kind of man that Deon Graham was. I have had the HONOR and the PRIVELEDGE of working with Deon for the last couple of years and he was truly a gift to this world. He always spoke to everyone, he was always cheerful and always kind. He took time from his busy work routine to talk to patients that were upset, no matter how long it took, and always made them feel better. He was easily able to do this same for his co-workers. He made us all laugh, all the time, and had such interesting insights. He always had a smile for everyone, a joke and a laugh. He will be missed HORRIBLY and loved eternally. May God bless his family as they suffer this loss, one that we as his friends and co-workers share but cannot begin to comprehend. We will honestly never forget him.

  • amypsychrn Mar 9, 2007

    To the person who asked for more details, check the site for the News Argus. It has a little more. For the person who was talking about gangs in the area. One of the high schools in Duplin County was on lockdown yesterday because of a gang fight the day before.
    However, this murder was not gang related. Deon was an outstanding man and employee. The co-workers in his unit and through out the facility are devastated. He touched a lot of lives and he will be missed.

  • shiwynn Mar 9, 2007

    To the family of Mr.Deon B. Graham,May God be with you during your time of sorrow. Deon was my classmate, co-worker and friend.He was a wonderful individual who had a bright future ahead of him.He will be missed.The family is in my prayers. God bless.

  • nkornegay39 Mar 9, 2007

    To all of the families I would like to extend an overwhelming amount of prayers. Because Deon was a very friendly and caring person he will be sincerely missed by everyone, I have to remind myself when thinking of this tragedy that God makes no mistakes and he will put no more on you than you can bear. Because of this I know that God is able and he will take care of the families like he have been doing in past and will now do in the future. We are praying for a speedy recovery for Donald and to bring strength to a loving family. Agreeing with a previous article if you don't know the family and their background it is best not to comment or to judge them because you don't know just how blessed this family is. God Bless the Graham Family you are in our Prayers.

  • ChynaJen Mar 9, 2007

    I, too, am the cousin of the slain man. To all the ones sending condolences, Thank you!! And for all of the hostile remarks made during this forum....may God have mercy on your cold heart. I am extremely appalled that anyone can find humor in the sensless murder of such a promising young man. What you do not know is that my family has suffered several losses and tragedies over the last 2 years. Grievance after grievance. Think about the mother and father of these victims, and understand they lost a brother, a nephew, an uncle and a son all within a 12 month span. I was a bit reluctant to even entertain the innate wickedness, but I figured I'd say my piece before God does his work. I merely ask that you respect us (the family) and the slain, for he can not speak for himself now. Please keep Donald in your prayers as he continues to recoup from his injuries.

    Thank you

  • claytonvmax Mar 9, 2007

    Well said KSmith and the rest of you who spoke up for one or both of these guys.

    Truth be told. I jumped to the wrong conclusion.

  • TARGETED Mar 9, 2007

    Has there been other details released since this 7:31am article?