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Shoot-out with police in plan for Kinston teen

Posted July 7, 2011

— Court documents state two Kinston teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the death of a restaurant worker and a U.S. Marshal told a friend they preferred to "shoot it out with police" rather than go to prison.

Court document show a Kion Tyearl Dail, 16, told a friend he was involved in the June 2 death of kitchen worker Thomas Hinton and was prepared to resist arrest.

U.S. Marshal Warren Lewis III died June 9 from a gun blast through an apartment door as he and other officers searched a three-unit apartment building for Dail and other suspects.

Dail, Maretto Byrd, 26, Lamont D. Byrd, 18, Devine Slade, 17, and a 15-year-old are charged with first-degree murder in Lewis' death.

Lamont Byrd, Dail, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old are charged in Hinton's death.

The names of the suspects under age 16 haven't been released.


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  • oleguy Jul 7, 2011

    Death by Hanging in the town commons, In 2 days

  • City Boy Jul 7, 2011

    "what in the world is a 26 year old doing hanging out with 15 & 16 year olds????"

    More than likely training/initiation for gang members...would not be the first for sure.

  • nissan4life Jul 7, 2011

    Don't make any sense. What is this world coming to?

  • hunter38 Jul 7, 2011

    murder is murder don't care if the suspect is 15 or 50 at 15 you know the difference between right and wrong....death row he should go haaaaaaaaaaaa

  • h3ardita11b4 Jul 7, 2011

    what in the world is a 26 year old doing hanging out with 15 & 16 year olds????

  • luv2surffish2 Jul 7, 2011

    they should give out for minors in these major crimes.. charge them as adults, then execute them

  • wa4dou Jul 7, 2011

    This is as good an arguement for the death penalty as it gets.

  • TheConundrum Jul 7, 2011

    What about the parents? We've had all these car accidents recently due to parental negligence...or at least it leaves people wondering about parental responsibility. I am big on personal responsibility so these teens must be tried as adults and hopefully punished severely if found guilty. But the parents need to be held accountable for putting the community in danger with their poor parenting skills.

  • Holy Carp. Jul 7, 2011

    "If anyones bustin through my door I'm shootin first and askin questions later."pangb007

    I'm pretty sure these guys knew who was at the door.

  • gammasandi Jul 7, 2011

    this still just makes me sick...I hope they never see the light of day again...