Davie man charged with murdering roommate

Published 7:36 am Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

A Davie man on federal probation was arrested Monday, accused of killing a woman at a residence on Bailey’s Chapel Road in Advance.

Dwayne Gregory Doby, 53, was arrested Monday afternoon in Rural Hall, charged with murder. He is being held in the Davie Detention Center without privilege of bond.

Lori Annette Kane, 60, was found dead at her home on Friday morning. Family members said she had allowed Doby to stay at the residence while he tried to get back on his feet. He had been there about three weeks.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman would not give details, but said that Doby had made the initial call to 911, asking for a “welfare check” on Kane at the residence.

When deputies arrived nine minutes later, they found her dead in the bedroom from an apparent gunshot wound. Hartman would not say where the victim was shot, but that a weapon was found at the scene.

Davie detectives, with help from the SBI and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, quickly identified Doby as the suspect. He was found at a friend’s house, Hartman said, and surrendered after it was surrounded by local officers and the SBI’s criminal apprehension team.

Doby is on federal probation for multiple crimes, including his role in a brutal 1992 murder in Winston-Salem. He told investigators of his role in the death (as a driver) of Carlos Stoner in Washington Park in 1992, a murder in which Stoner’s body was mutilated. Doby’s testimony against a co-defendant resulted in a reduced charge of second-degree murder.

Doby served three years of a 10-year sentence in that case, and was later arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon, narcotics charges and being a habitual felon. He served 52 months of a 78 month sentence on those charges.