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Shoot-out with police in plan for Kinston teen

Posted July 7, 2011 7:19 a.m. EDT
Updated July 7, 2011 10:03 a.m. EDT

— Court documents state two Kinston teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the death of a restaurant worker and a U.S. Marshal told a friend they preferred to "shoot it out with police" rather than go to prison.

Court document show a Kion Tyearl Dail, 16, told a friend he was involved in the June 2 death of kitchen worker Thomas Hinton and was prepared to resist arrest.

U.S. Marshal Warren Lewis III died June 9 from a gun blast through an apartment door as he and other officers searched a three-unit apartment building for Dail and other suspects.

Dail, Maretto Byrd, 26, Lamont D. Byrd, 18, Devine Slade, 17, and a 15-year-old are charged with first-degree murder in Lewis' death.

Lamont Byrd, Dail, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old are charged in Hinton's death.

The names of the suspects under age 16 haven't been released.