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  CLAYTON Law Enforcement Center

  315 East Second Street

  Clayton, NC 27520

  Phone: 919.553.4611

  Fax: 919.553.1512

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17-year-old Murder Suspect Arrested Peacefully

CortazLucas1-28-15.jpgJanuary 28, 2015 - Cortaz Quemel Lucas Jr is now behind bars in the Johnston County Detention Center after being arrested in Fayetteville, NC early this morning on first-degree murder charges.  He had been on the run since the December 28th shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend, Robert Lee Horton.
Clayton Police Department Detectives working with agents from the FBI, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Fayetteville Police Gun and Gang Violence Unit, Fayetteville Police Emergency Response Team and Fayetteville Police Patrol Division had gained information through their joint investigation about Lucas’s location.  In the early morning hours, the officers were able to stop a car and take Lucas into custody without incident.  He was hiding in the passenger floor-board area of the car.

Lucas is being held on no bond on the first-degree murder charges and also has a $25,000 bond related to his misdemeanor probation violation and $2,500 related to his prior second-degree trespass and assault-inflicting-serious-injury charges from the summer of 2014.  The FBI has also charged him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The Town of Clayton Police Department had enlisted the help of law enforcement in NY and PA after receiving information that he could have links to Staten Island or Philadelphia.  We appreciate the assistance of these agencies and the immense resources of the SBI and FBI. 

Lucas is accused of shooting and killing 28-year-old Horton in his home in the Alta Mobile Home Park off Lombard Street around 2:30 Sunday morning, December 28, 2014.  The two knew each other and a domestic dispute led to the shooting.  Horton was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and was transported to Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh where he was later pronounced dead.
There was  information that led investigators to believe that Lucas had ties to gang activity, however, that did not appear related to this shooting. Again, we believe that incident was related to a family issue.

Clayton Police Top Story | May 8 2014


IMG_0178.JPGThe Town of Clayton was proud to host the United States Police Canine Association's Region 2 Certification Trails at East Clayton Community Park on Glen Laurel Road.  Nearly 40 police K-9 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia participated in these intense trials.  Not only did Officer Justin Vause & Officer Jamie Brantley and their K9's "Major" & "Abel" receive their certifications, but they also qualified for the nationals in October.  Thanks to everyone from Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation and from the public who came out to support our awesome police K-9 unit.  We're so proud!  This is "Abel" showing his teeth as he apprehends a "suspect" played by Officer Vause.

 Watch this incredible video to see our officers in action!


FamilyDollarRobbery.jpgClayton Family Dollar Robbed
Town of Clayton police are searching for suspects tonight after a Family Dollar store on US Business 70 was robbed.  The armed robbery happened just before 10 pm on Saturday in the Clayton Village Shopping Center, 10137 US Business Highway 70 West. Two men walked in demanding money and cigarettes and then escaped out the back.  No one was hurt.  Several witnesses are helping with information as to the get-away vehicles and our investigators are reviewing surveillance video for more information.  If you have any information or saw anything in that shopping center or in Clayton Manor Apartments just behind the shopping center on Boling Street, please call Clayton Police at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at  
919-359-TIPZ (8479).  You can remain anonymous and could receive a reward for information leading to an arrest.

delgado.jpgFirst Homicide in 7 Years Solved Within Hours
Clayton Police arrested 53-year-old Jose Louis Ramierz Delgado of 415 S. Lombard Street in Clayton this morning just hours after witnesses say he stabbed another man behind a convenience store on Main Street. It happened around 10 o’clock Saturday night behind the Clayton Mart at 208 East Main Street. Detectives say the two men were arguing when 50-year-old Carlos Luis Rubio of 421 W. First Street was stabbed twice and Delgado took off running. Rubio was rushed to Wake Med where he was pronounced dead shortly after.  A team of officers and detectives, including the department’s newest K-9 officer “Abel”, began actively searching for Delgado and found him hiding under a nearby warehouse. Delgado is charged with homicide and is being held in the Johnston County Detention Center on no bond. This is the first homicide in the Town of Clayton in 7 years and the department is pleased that an arrest could be made so quickly.


Congratulations to one of our newest officers - Tyler Johnson - for earning a special Merit Award!
Several times a year fellow officers make nominations to recognize department members for going above and beyond the call of duty. Back on January 7th, Officer Johnson was on patrol - several inches of snow had fallen and temps were below freezing. Johnson took the initiative to check on a “homeless” man that he remembered living in the woods behind Wal-Mart. At 2:30 am, he found that man - his eyes nearly frozen shut. Fearful that hypothermia was setting in, Johnson got him up and took him to the hospital. His initiative and compassion for someone else’s safety and well-being, earned him this special award. Here is Johnson (on the left) receiving his recognition for Meritorious Action from his supervisor, Sgt. Jason Bloodworth.

Anthony Worth Tudor.jpgCopper Crimes Don't Pay in Clayton
Two men are behind bars for stealing copper from a home under construction in the Town of Clayton. On May 19, 2014 at around 2 in the morning, residents in the area of 205 Trevor Ridge called 911 after hearing suspicious noises coming from the unfinished home. Officer Baily Pope responded and as she approached the home, heaJoseph M. Boyette III.JPGrd something fall inside the house and she called for a another officer. As the two officers began to search the home, they continued to hear noises and followed them up the stairs. Officer Pope then checked the roof where she witnessed the two suspects stealing copper out of the house. 24-year-old Anthony Worth Tudor (left) and 33-year-old Joseph Marshall Boyette (right) were charged with Possession of Burglary Tools and Larceny from a Construction Site. They were both given a $30,000 secure bond.

Walgreens Armed Robbery Solved
RichardMcKay.jpgDemetrichAnderton.jpgThree Garner men are now behind bars charged in the January 14th armed robbery at the Walgreens on US70 in Clayton, where two cashiers were held a gunpoint by two masked men. Over the past few months, Town of Clayton Police detectives have been working with Raleigh, Garner, and Fuquay Varina Police Departments to develop leads and locate the suspects. Together, they were able to connect the dots between several other robberies that happened around the same time in all of these towns. Detectives believe 21-year-old Richard McKay (right), 23-year-old Demetrich Anderton (top left), and 24-TimothyCooper.jpgyear-old Timothy Cooper (left) robbed convenience stores, sweepstakes/digital gambling locations, and pharmacies throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. A Walgreens in Fuquay Varina was robbed just hours before Clayton’s with similar circumstances. All suspects are currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center on a host of charges including Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon, Second Degree Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. These suspects are being held under a bond in excess of $1,500,000 each.










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The Clayton Police Department annual report provides a glimpse into activities & accomplishments of the previous year. View the annual report here.


The Clayton Police are proud to announce CALEA  unanimously granted accreditation status to the department. Read more here.

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