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DA seeks to indict federal corrections officer in fatal shooting

Posted December 30, 2009 4:17 p.m. EST
Updated January 1, 2010 3:27 p.m. EST

— Granville County District Attorney Sam Currin said Wednesday that he plans to seek an indictment against a federal corrections officer involved in a fatal weekend shooting outside a Butner restaurant.

Currin said he would pursue a voluntary manslaughter charge against Uriah Metcalf, 30, who works at the Federal Correctional Center in Butner. The grand jury next meets on Jan. 18, he said.

Ronald Dewey Anderson Jr., 45, was shot in the parking lot of Taste of Fuji, at 1515 N.C. Highway 56, at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Anderson and Warren Farrell Owen, 44, were inside the restaurant when they got into an argument with Metcalf and Gwynn Basinger, 36, another officer at the Butner prison. The fight continued outside, where shots were fired.

No one else was wounded in the shooting, although police said that Anderson also fired at Metcalf.

Police charged Owen on Sunday with carrying a concealed weapon.

Services for Anderson are set for Saturday at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.