Shooting Suspect Arrested

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Clayton man in connection with a shooting in the Cleveland community. It happened around 2:00pm Monday at 117 Blackthorne Court, Clayton.

Authorities said the suspect, Byron Darius Price, 25, of the same address, had gotten into a physical altercation inside the residence with the victim. Price reportedly retrieved a gun and shot the victim several times.

The victim ran to a vehicle and was driven to Johnston Medical Center in Clayton then transferred to Wake Med in Raleigh. The name of the victim and their current condition has not been released.

Price was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was held on a $100,000 secured bond at the Johnston County Jail.


  1. Great job JCSO. We need to keep the trash off the streets among us decent folk. I think the JCSO is the best in the country!

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