Local News

Suspect in Moore store robbery, shooting reaches plea deal

Posted March 18, 2011

Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— One of four men charged in a robbery last summer at a Moore County convenience store and the death of the clerk's husband has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Leroy Richard Medley, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to accessory after the fact of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, authorities said Friday. As part of the deal, he will testify against his co-defendants, and he will be sentenced after their trials.

Randy Joel Williams, 17, Paris Yusef Mack, 17, and Demarcus James Dennison, 18, are each charged with murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of first-degree kidnapping.

Authorities said the men robbed the Exxon Short Stop Food Mart in Lakeview on June 28 and shot the store clerk, Grace Kelly, and her husband, Angus Kelly, in the process.

Angus Kelly, 78, died two weeks later of his wounds.

Investigators said he had been in the parking lot while his 75-year-old wife worked the closing shift at the store. When the men tried to rob her at gunpoint, he exchanged gunfire with the robbers.

7 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • parcman Mar 18, 2011

    remember kids, everyone says that "got your back" but in the end...everyone rolls on you....so do not do the crime....

  • pamelaworley1969 Mar 18, 2011

    In an ideal world, that's how it would work... A plea deal helps not only the defendent, but the state as well. It makes it so much easier for the state to get good solid convictions on the others with this man's testimony against them. Otherwise some of them might walk or not get as much time.
    boingc
    March 18, 2011 5:21 p.m.
    [abuse] Report abuse

    this happens only if they (the state) do not have enough evidence or no witnesses. they have a witness and enough evidence to burn them all.

  • Cragsdale Mar 18, 2011

    if he plead guilty.. then no deals!!

  • sean6 Mar 18, 2011

    How interesting. He has a previous misdemeanor record. http://tinyurl.com/6j4agps

    More interesting. There is another person with his exact same name who is serving a long time for 2nd degree murder.
    http://tinyurl.com/6zamhy2

    I wonder if they are related?

  • ifcdirector Mar 18, 2011

    Keep electing democrat district attorneys North Carolina.

  • boingc Mar 18, 2011

    "there we go agian with the plea deals. - what ever happened to you play the crime the game you pay the full price." jrfergerson

    In an ideal world, that's how it would work... A plea deal helps not only the defendent, but the state as well. It makes it so much easier for the state to get good solid convictions on the others with this man's testimony against them. Otherwise some of them might walk or not get as much time.

  • jrfergerson Mar 18, 2011

    there we go agian with the plea deals. - what ever happened to you play the crime the game you pay the full price.