- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) - Two men being held in the Wake County jail have now been charged with murder in a robbery at a convenience store in Johnston County earlier this year.

Johnston County sheriff’s spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said in a news release Thursday that 23-year-old Omari Alexander Smith and 28-year-old Darius Dontae Mccalston, both of Raleigh, have been charged with murder.

Twenty-nine-year-old Esmail Al Shami was found dead at a store south of Zebulon on the night of Oct. 27. Fifty-one-year-old Ricky Lynch was wounded in the robbery.

Investigators say Smith and Mccalston got $200 in the robbery.

It was not known if Smith and Mccalston have attorneys.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide