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Grand Jury Indicts 5 Men in 4 Raleigh Homicides

Posted January 29, 2008 12:01 p.m. EST

— A Wake County grand jury returned murder indictments Tuesday against men arrested in four killings in the city, three earlier this month and one in late December.

The panel indicted Jneaka Jaroyce Sutton, 22, in the death of Derrick Dangelo Swinson. He had been shot and was found behind a Walnut Street building on Jan. 8. He died at WakeMed.

U.S. Marshals and Raleigh police arrested Sutton in Cary a week later.

Joel Mica Barnes, 20, was indicted in the Jan. 9 slaying of Phillip Michael Hart, 21, who was found outside a Damon Court home. Hart died at WakeMed, and the case was ruled a homicide, but police had not disclosed how Hart was killed.

The jury also indicted Ricardo De Jesus Torres Serpas, 25, and Juan Asael Moveda-Aleman, 16, two of five men arrested in the death of a man found lying along the 4200 block of Bland Street on a Sunday morning.

Felipe Montalvo-Montalvo, 32, was found Jan. 6. Charlotte police arrested Serpas Jan. 9 and turned him over to Raleigh police.

The Dec. 28 killing of Daniel Dietmar Smith, 21, resulted in an indictment against Wallace Reynolds Bass Jr., 24. Police had charged that Bass stabbed Smith at the West Side Stories nightclub, apparently after Smith spilled beer on him.