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Argument over lost cell phone leads to one man killed, suspect accused of murder

argument over lost phone leads to one man killed and another arrested for murder
Source: Wake County Sheriff's Office, Mega

Jan. 10 2022, Published 12:26 p.m. ET

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A lost cell phone caused a fight between two friends in North Carolina left one man dead and another charged with murder, cops said.

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Around 11 p.m. on Jan. 7, police responded to a call regarding a shooting in New Hill, North Carolina.

At the scene, officials said they found 24-year-old Dallas Richard Childress fatally shot.

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According to authorities, Childress and 21-year-old Stephen Craig Oakley were driving in a vehicle with three other friends when Oakley realized he lost his phone. They pulled the vehicle over so Oakley could look for his phone.

During that time, Oakley and Childress got into an argument, which resulted in Childress being shot, The Raleigh News & Observer reported.

Investigators spoke with Oakley, who admitted to shooting Childress, officials said.

Oakley was arrested and charged with one count of murder for the death of Childress, police said.

He is being held without bond at the Wake County Detention Center, officials said.


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