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Two murder indictments handed down

By Jack Stephens
Published in News on December 8, 2004 2:06 PM

Two men have been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on murder charges. But the grand jury did not return a true bill against a third man on a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Marcus Dominique Moore, 25, of Denmark Street was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for the April 16 shooting of Jonathan Deon Yarborough, 31, of Beal Street.

Goldsboro police said the predawn shooting followed an argument between the convicted drug dealers. A neighbor heard the gunshots and called 911. Police found Yarborough's body outside of Moore's home. Moore was arrested the next day.

Timothy Ray Carmon, 36, of Outlaw Road, Dudley, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder for the Feb. 15 death of his 4-month-old daughter.

The baby, Kalandra Rene Carmon, was taken Feb. 13 to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, where she died two days later.

The chief medical examiner's office in Chapel Hill performed an autopsy on the body. But Wayne County Sheriff's Office detectives have not announced the cause of death.

The third man, Abraham DeJesus Padilla, 25, of Dutch Pines Court, had been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the March 6 shooting death of Carlos Guerrero-Venegas on Kingdom Lane off New Hope Road.

Sheriff's detectives say the shooting followed an altercation between two groups at a mobile home park. Detectives say the victim was shot during a struggle with Padilla. Padilla was arrested a day later by Alamance County sheriff's deputies in Graham after an informant had seen his photo on television.

The grand jury did not believe there was enough evidence to hand up a true bill of indictment against Padilla. However, he still could be tried on the charges.

The grand jury returned 48 other true bills during its monthly session. Fifteen people were indicted on such property crimes as burglary, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Thirteen people were indicted on drug charges. Five indictments were handed up on such fraud charges as forgery, uttering, false pretense and impersonation of a law-enforcement officer.

Four people were indicted on assault charges, three on weapons offenses, and one each on a sex offense and a traffic violation.

Nine people also were indicted as habitual felons. If each is convicted of a fourth, non-overlapping felony offense, then his sentence would be lengthened significantly.

Several people were indicted on charges in more than one crime category.