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Third suspect charged in Clayton robbery, shooting

Posted October 16, 2011

— A third person has been charged with participating in a robbery and shooting in a Clayton parking lot in late September, police announced.

Joshua Donovan Lee, 19, of 430-D Smith St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He was placed in the Johnston County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Investigators said that Lee and Jason Tamar Smith, 20, of 552 N. Church St., conspired to rob the occupants of a car in a parking lot near U.S. Highway 70 on Sept. 30. Smith is accused of shooting Jaquetta Tyleisha Lewis, 19, of Bolton, with a handgun during the attempted robbery.

Smith was arrested Oct. 5 in Myrtle Beach, along with Dashyquate Lashay Holder, 17, also of 552 N. Church St. Holder was charged as an accessory after the fact.

Lee was convicted of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to probation in 2009, according to state Department of Records.

Smith had been listed as an absconder from probation by the state DOC. He was given probation for a larceny conviction in June.


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  • Commen Oct 17, 2011

    Deceiver, liar, thief and murder.
    A parasite to humanity.
    A predator to be caged.
    Another wasted life.

  • rwest Oct 17, 2011

    Probation = You are free to go just don't let it happen again, we may only give you probation 1 or 2 more times

  • Just Mojo Oct 17, 2011

    such nice kids! please note sarcasm

  • hunter38 Oct 17, 2011

    Out on probation???? The cycle continues.....wake up judges

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 17, 2011

    Guess that probation stuff don't work for everyone.