04/25/10 — Arrest made in deadly city shooting

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Arrest made in deadly city shooting

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on April 25, 2010 1:50 AM

Two men are accused of the April 17 murder of Charles Ray Morgan II in a Day Circle parking lot, Goldsboro police said.

Henry Calvin Jones, 29, and Montrel Devon O'Neal, 18, each face an open count of murder and attempted murder through warrants filed by Goldsboro police in connection to Morgan's killing.

Police are still seeking O'Neal, while Jones is being held without bond on the charges.

Anyone who has information about O'Neal's whereabouts is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at

735-2255, or Investigator Chris Crawford directly at 580-4213.

The shooting began in the early morning hours on April 17, when Goldsboro area residents Kevin Barksdale, Brian McLaurin and Morgan II stood in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Day Circle.

It appeared that the suspects approached the men and left on foot after firing the rounds in the attack. Police have not released the exact type of weapon used.

McLaurin was still in fair condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital after being airlifted there due the severity of his injuries.

Barksdale was treated and released at Wayne Memorial Hospital not long after the shooting, a spokeswoman said.

Sgt. Chad Calloway said he could not release a motive in the shooting, because it would be speculation at this point in the investigation.

Police had no reason to believe the three men had gathered in the Day Circle parking lot for any other reason than to talk, Calloway said.

"At this point, it just appears that they were hanging out," Calloway said.