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Three charged in 2011 Smithfield murder

Posted September 10, 2013

Smithfield police have charged three men in connection with the 2011 murder of an 18-year-old Clayton man. 

Gregory Devon Obey, 29, and Antwon Quartez Obey, 28, are each charged with first-degree murder charges. Antown Obey is also charged with conspiracy to commit murder. 

Calvin Dwight Mitchell, 27, is charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. 

According to investigators, the men were responsible for the fatal shooting of Rashieve DaShawn Ray on Oct. 27, 2011. 

Ray was found at about 1 a.m. in the front yard of 413 Collier St. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Gregory Obey, Antwon Obey were being held in the Johnston County jail Tuesday under no bond. Mitchell was in the Johnston County jail under a $500,000 secured bond.

Authorities did not release information Tuesday about what led to the arrests.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting should call the Smithfield Police Department at 919-989-1064.


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  • Just the facts mam Sep 10, 2013

    No worry - our so-called NC Justice System will have them out of prison committing more crimes soon. Only way to prevent some people from criminal behavior is to lock them up and keep them there.

  • Old-Guy Sep 10, 2013

    And now we get to pay for their free room/board/medical exercise program and skill training.

  • 678devilish Sep 10, 2013

    Where is the out rage for these killings and murders? We got all caught up with Trayvon Martin in Florida, yet it seems we just don't care what happen to our young people in North Carolina. Right?

  • jkrmeme Sep 10, 2013

    WTSB Radio: Around 12:40am on October 27, 2011, Rashieve DaShawn Ray was shot and killed in front of 413 Collier Street.

  • icdumbpeople Sep 10, 2013

    Surprise.. Surprise... Surprise...

  • RockOutwithyourGlockout Sep 10, 2013

    I second that Disabled Vet.

  • Disabled Vet Sep 10, 2013

    Given the part of Smithfield that this took place in, I would be willing to bet it was a drug deal gone bad.