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Press Release

Media Advisory: In-Person Press Conference in Sampson County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

WHEN:        Monday, August 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Sampson County Sheriff’s Office

                     112 Fontana Street

                     Clinton, NC 28328

Re:               Clinton Kidnapping Case

The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press conference to discuss the successful prosecution of the 5 defendants involved in the Clinton kidnapping case, that resulted in the resolution of the kidnapping along with a shooting that injured 2 juveniles.  This case also led to murder charges in the death of Jimmy Graham.

In addition to Acting United States Attorney G. Norman Acker, III, we anticipate Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton, Interim Clinton Police Chief Anthony Davis, Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) Shawn Stallo of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and District Attorney Ernie Lee to participate in this event.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend.  For additional information, and to RSVP your intentions to attend this event, please email Don Connelly at

Updated August 27, 2021

Violent Crime