Suspect Charged In Newton Grove Murder

A 28 year-old Newton Grove man has been charged with murder following a deadly altercation.

The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address around 11:00PM Tuesday on Seven Mile Church Road near Newton Grove for a report of a gunshot victim. Deputies found 48 year-old Maurice Kornegay of Rollingwood Drive, Dudley dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  Deputies said they quickly took the suspect into custody at the scene.

Shelton Morrison, 28, of 400 Seven Mile Church Road, Newton Grove was charged with murder. He is being held in the Sampson County Detention Center without bond.  Authorities said Kornegay and Morrison got into a verbal altercation during which the suspect allegedly shot and killed the victim.

A second person at the address, Shelby Morrison, 51, of 400 Seven Mile Church Road, Newton Grove, was taken into custody for an unrelated outstanding assault on a female warrant from Wayne County.