Family Member Arrested After Causing Disturbance At Funeral

Law enforcement officers were called to a rural cemetery after a relative of the deceased reportedly caused a disturbance with a gun.

Johnston County deputies said they performed a routine funeral escort for the family from Clayton to a cemetary on Barnes Lake Road off Highway 39 North around 3:00PM Friday.  Minutes after deputies had cleared from the traffic escort, they were summoned back to the cemetary for a disturbance.

During the eulogy, Wayne Adams, 53, of Raleigh allegedly began handing out packets and “flashed a gun” according to reports.   Adams allegedly told the attendees not to open the packets until they got home but became upset when one person opened the packet.  Authorities did not say what, if anything, was inside the packet.

Adams, the cousin of the deceased, was arrested at the cemetery and charged with disorderly conduct at a funeral and a concealed carry permit violation.

Deputies seized two Glock handguns, four magazines, a holster and 42 rounds of ammunition from the suspect.  Adams was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

(A mugshot of the suspect was not available)