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Sheriff: Drug deal gone bad led to fatal shooting

Posted June 18, 2010

— An argument during a drug deal led to a shooting in Lillington late Tuesday that left one man dead and another wounded, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel Wayne Dority, 37, is accused of killing Glen Shonta Elliott, 29, of Fuquay-Varina, and wounding Anthony Ryan Elliot, 29, of Lillington, in a parking lot at N.C. Highway 27 West and Spring Hill Church Road.

Sheriff Larry Rollins said that Glen Elliot died of his wounds, while Anthony Elliot managed to drive himself to his home and call for help. He was treated and released from Betsy Johnson Hospital.

Dority was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Investigators said they found cocaine and marijuana at the scene of the shooting and in Anthony Elliot's home.

Of the three men involved in the incident, two have a history of drug charges. According to state Department of Correction records, Glen Elliot did not have a criminal record.

Anthony Elliot has a 2007 conviction for possession of drugs with intent to sell.

DOC records show that Dority has spent more than 11 years out of the past 19 in prison.

He was committed as a youthful offender and served a 10-year sentence in the 1990s after being convicted of a string of break-ins, larceny of firearms and assault with a deadly weapon of a government officer or employee, records show. He has since served two terms of less than a year for breaking and entering and drug charges.


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  • ncguy Jun 21, 2010

    Good to see our rehab teatments are working so well

  • colliedave Jun 18, 2010

    one reaps what one sows

  • turkeydance Jun 18, 2010

    "drug deal gone bad".
    what's a drug deal gone good?

  • tab580642 Jun 18, 2010

    Way too go Luberman. As long as they are adults, I say leave folk alone. Make the stuff legal, cheap, as safe as possible for use, and carve out certain sections of the city for them to use it freely. After over 30 years & untold amounts of money blown on the "War on Drugs" when will the people in this country & the lawmakers grow-up & face the reality that people are going to use drugs PERIOD!

  • gammasandi Jun 18, 2010

    sadly, living by the sword and dying by the sword

  • pss2 Jun 18, 2010

    lumberman great point

  • lumberman Jun 18, 2010

    Crimes like this do not have to happen. We need to have drums of crack and cocain and any other drug placed on every street corner. This approach will save lives and also cut down other crimes. If the crackheads had access to all the dope they could stand they would not be breaking in to our homes or cars. They would not need to steal your $600.00 laptop for a $ 25.00 hit of crack. And this method would create a few jobs. We would need folks to keep the barrels full and also someone to pick up the bodies. It is not a perfect plan but I think it would help the average honest hardworking home owner.

  • McLovin Jun 18, 2010

    well...marijuana is ok...


  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 18, 2010

    Hard to feel sorry for anyone. This is a victimless crime.

  • the people Jun 18, 2010

    you will always catch themmm again againn again.........