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Grand jury clears federal corrections officer in fatal shooting

Posted January 19, 2010 4:50 p.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2010 5:52 p.m. EST

— A Granville County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict a federal corrections officer involved in a fatal weekend shooting outside a Butner restaurant last month.

District Attorney Sam Currin wanted Uriah Metcalf indicted on a voluntary manslaughter charge.

Police said Metcalf, 30, and Gwynn Basinger, 36, who both work at the Federal Correctional Center in Butner, were at Taste of Fuji, at 1515 N.C. Highway 56, on Dec. 27 when they got into an argument with two men.

The fight with Ronald Dewey Anderson Jr., 45, and Warren Farrell Owen, 44, continued outside, where shots were fired, police said.

Anderson and Metcalf both fired weapons, police said. Anderson was killed, and no one else was wounded.