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Anthony Rasheed Sneed
Anthony Rasheed Sneed

Two Castle Hayne men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting reported in September 2014 near Ninth and Orange streets.

Anthony Rasheed Sneed, 30, and Antonio Blake Spencer, 26, have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 26-year-old Martineze Vaughn on Sept. 30, 2014, according to Wilmington Police Department Lt. Tom Witkowski.

Vaughn was fatally shot outside an apartment building at 122 S. Ninth St. in a neighborhood that houses two schools, a park and a museum.

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Detectives arrested Spencer and Sneed on April 17 at a home at 717 Nun St.,  just a few blocks away from where the fatal shooting occurred. Police were attempting to stop a car driven by Sneed to serve him with arrest warrants Friday, when he parked the car and ran into the Nun Street home. Spencer was in the home at the time, and both men suspects were taken into custody.

The same Nun Street home where the men were arrested was reportedly hit by a round of gunfire hours after Vaughn was killed in September 2014.

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According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, no arrests have been made in connection with the Nun Street shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Antonio Blake Spencer
Antonio Blake Spencer

Sneed has been charged with second-degree murder, speeding to elude arrest, aggressive driving and resist, delay or obstruct a public officer, according to jail records. He has been convicted of four misdemeanors, including carrying a concealed weapon, according to the N.C. Department of Corrections.

Spencer has been charged with second-degree murder and three counts of failure to appear in court, according to jail records. Court records show Spencer faces several pending charges in New Hanover County District Court, including possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, possession of stolen goods or property, probation violation, driving without a license and possession of marijuana.

According to prison records, he has been convicted of three felonies, including selling a schedule II controlled substance and six misdemeanors.

Both men were arrested and taken to the New Hanover County jail, where they were being held without bond.

Christina Haley is a crime and courts reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6337 or