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Suspect in Moore County robbery, shooting out of hospital

Posted July 6, 2010
Updated July 13, 2010

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— A suspect in a robbery and shooting at a Moore County convenience store last week has been released from the hospital and was being held Tuesday at Central Prison in Raleigh, authorities said.

Randy Joel Williams, 17, of Southern Pines, was treated at UNC Hospitals after he was shot in the face during a June 28 shootout outside the Exxon Short Stop Food Mart, on U.S. Highway 1 in Lakeview.

According to investigators, Angus Kelly, 78, drove up to the store to see three men robbing his wife, 75-year-old store clerk Grace Kelly, at gunpoint. He fired his shotgun through the window, striking Williams.

The getaway driver fled the area, and two other men inside the store used Grace Kelly as a shield, prompting an exchange of gunfire in which Angus and Grace Kelly were shot, investigators said.

Angus Kelly was listed in critical condition Tuesday at UNC Hospitals. His wife was treated at Moore Regional Hospital and released.

Leroy Richard Medley, 20, of Southern Pines, Demarcus James Dennison, 18, of Polkton, and Paris Yusef Mack, 17, of Southern Pines, also were charged in the case. All three were being held in the Moore County Detention Center.

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  • DiscoStu65 Jul 9, 2010

    it's shocking that these guys look exactly how i imagined they would before opening the article. i hope they rot.

  • sniperdiver Jul 6, 2010

    As I often refer in my blog comments against criminals, us tax payers are paying for his ride. His ride to the hospital for all that wonderful care hat he received. This criminal needs to be held responsible for his actions. This 17 y/o committed an adult crime and needs to pay restitution for every dime associated with the crime. the police helicopter, law enforcement salaries associated with the night of the arrest, supervision fees since the arrest, the victims medical expenses to include any trauma associated with mental health trauma etc. etc. etc. The co-defendents in the crime need to be equally charged monitary expenses. Seeings that none of these degenerates will likley ever pay a dime, a lengthy prison sentence of "Hard Labor" should be sufficient. Any kind of monitary gain the inmate should receive while in prison should be given to the victim of the crime or a crime victims fund.

  • rhowerton Jul 6, 2010

    what do u mean learn a lesson, this is not there first rodeo but i hope they rot in jail

  • lauraleigh Jul 6, 2010

    notagain - some of these kids don't HAVE parents. Some of them are abandoned - some of them have parents that are so strung out on drugs, or so self-absorbed the kids have had to raise themselves. At one time, these weren't punks - they were cute kids with all sorts of potential that's been wasted. And that waste makes me feel soul-sick.

  • notagain1903 Jul 6, 2010

    I recognize a couple of those boys from our local high school. I'm sick about this - that these kids could have done something so horrible. I wonder whether it's drug or gang related (yes, there are gangs in Moore County now).
    Why don't you try very poor parenting skills from these punks; that are going to spend the majority of there adult life in a cell like an animal where they belong!!!!!

  • lauraleigh Jul 6, 2010

    I recognize a couple of those boys from our local high school. I'm sick about this - that these kids could have done something so horrible. I wonder whether it's drug or gang related (yes, there are gangs in Moore County now).

  • eric52272 Jul 6, 2010

    thats too bad

  • hppyhourhero Jul 6, 2010

    I'm sure he stopped and paid his medical bill on the way out.

  • icdumbpeople Jul 6, 2010

    hang em high...

  • NotAgain Jul 6, 2010

    Sure, there needs to be a trial, not much doubt about guilt here though. Let's move forward and get them into prison without 5 years of public defender lawyer wasted $$. Hope this does not end up being a murder trial. They are adults, try them that way.

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