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Suspect in convenience-store shooting faces more charges

Posted July 1, 2010

— A suspect in the shooting of an elderly Moore County couple during a convenience-store robbery has also been charged in connection with a home invasion in Southern Pines.

Paris Yusef Mack, 17, of 915 Richards St. in Southern Pines, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the robbery late Monday in which investigators say Angus Gene Kelly, 78, exchanged gunfire with men robbing his wife, 75-year-old store clerk Grace Kelly.

Angus Kelly was in serious condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, and suspect Randy Joel Williams, 17, of Southern Pines, was in critical condition at Moore Regional Hospital late Tuesday. Grace Kelly was treated and released.

On Wednesday, Mack was named as a suspect in a home invasion at 436 Shaw Ave. in Southern Pines on June 3. He was charged with attempted armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and assault by pointing a gun.

Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter has said that Mack, Williams and the other two suspects in the convenience-store shooting – Leroy Richard Medley, 20, of Southern Pines, and Demarcus James Dennison, 18, of Polkton – might be responsible for a series of armed robberies from Moore County to Charlotte over the past several months.

Mack was being held in the Moore County Detention Center Thursday under a total $350,000 secured bond for the charges he faces in both cases. 

All four suspects in the convenience-store shooting face two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count each of first-degree kidnapping and armed robbery. Medley and Dennison were being held under $250,000 bonds.

State Department of Correction records show that Mack was released from jail May 8. He served nearly two months for violating his probation stemming from a 2009 conviction for possession of drugs with intent to sell.

DOC records also show that Williams was on probation for 2010 and 2009 larceny convictions, including one felony, and Medley has 2007 convictions for misdemeanor larceny and wanton injury to personal property.


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  • rsham77 Jul 2, 2010

    This is a very sad story and i feel sorry for the family that got robbed and the boys that committed the crime because they might act this way because something that might have happened in there childhood but a three strikes and your dead law is not the answer and will only make more trouble. I have a better solution to the problem some old fashioned TLC. Yes some criminals are just down right crazy and nothing can be done to help them but if some people in the system would actually take the time to get to the root of the problem with some of the criminals you would see that there is a common factor which is a lack of love. So I propose a law which states that if you are arrested a second time you should get court ordered counseling sessions to get to the root of the problem and if you get arrested for a third time then you should go to jail.

  • Dr.Moufunchitz Jul 1, 2010

    i hope they get him for all they can!!! Life in prison I pray everyday!!

  • ttc248 Jul 1, 2010

    Place to send donations:
    Vass Baptist Church
    c/o Rev Davis for The Kellys
    151 White Oak Lane
    Cameron, NC 28326

  • ttc248 Jul 1, 2010

    I also know one of these boys. Just hard headed and refused to hear instruction. His father whipped his behind once for an offence and the 'system' threatened to have him (the father) arrested. This is a very sad situation for the Kelly family as well as the families of these youngsters. Now, they will really have no life at all behind bars. Don't judge parents all the time when their children don't do the right thing. In many instances, they've given their best. It doesn't matter what race one is, disobedience leads to destruction.

  • lsr67 Jul 1, 2010

    I propose a new law - 3 strikes and you are dead law. Probation as well as jail is a joke to these thugs/repeat offenders. Reinstate the death penalty and USE it. Maybe that will work to deter future criminals. If not, atleast we will not have to worry about the lifetime criminals for long.

  • beachboater Jul 1, 2010

    Career criminals at such a young tender age.

  • SaltyOldJarhead Jul 1, 2010

    Not familiar with Sharia law - isn't that one of the counties back towards the mountains?


  • colliedave Jul 1, 2010

    In the case of these thugs, it seems the only thing that will rectify their behavior is found in sharia law.

  • colliedave Jul 1, 2010

    guess there wasn't enough money spent on education to teach the perps about right and wrong when they were in school??????

    I don't think they teach this in "skool" any longer.

  • rhowerton Jul 1, 2010