Two charged in fatal Clayton shooting
Posted January 1, 2013
Clayton, N.C. — Two men were charged Tuesday night in an early morning shooting at a New Year's party in Clayton that left one man dead and two others wounded.
Monteese Sharick Ray, 35, of Ranch Road in Clayton, was charged with first-degree murder, and Marcellus Caryle Sinclair, 29, also of Ranch Road, was charged with two counts of attempted murder. Ray was being held without bond in the Johnston County jail, and Sinclair was held under a $9 million bond.
A fight broke out in the American Legion Post 71, which was rented for a party, and spilled outside around 2 a.m. Shots were fired and three people were hit, Johnston County authorities said.
Friends took one of the shooting victims, Daniel Anthony Laboy Jr., 19, of Clayton, to Johnston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The wounded men were identified as Jimmy Rashawn Raiford, 23, of Smithfield, and Marcus Dominque Faison, 20, of Four Oaks. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Deputies haven't determined a motive for the shooting, which remains under investigation, authorities said.