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A man being held for the kidnapping and murder of an elderly former sheriff earlier this month in Billings has been charged with a second kidnapping and murder in North Carolina.

On Thursday, 58-year-old Donald Mack Gray Jr. was charged in Asheville, North Carolina, with kidnapping and killing a woman who had been reported missing May 24.

The woman, 59-year-old Tamra Ann Gibson of Asheville, was found dead in Junction City, North Carolina, on May 28. Her burned-out car was found June 1 in Laramie, Wyoming, said Capt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department.

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On June 10, Gray allegedly confronted 81-year-old William Joy outside a Billings West End post office and the pair drove away in Joy’s black SUV. When Joy tried to attract attention after pulling over his SUV near Lewis and Clark Middle School, Gray allegedly stabbed him to death with a black-handled knife with a 5.5-inch blade.

Joy was a former Big Horn County sheriff and the father of Billings City Councilwoman Denise Joy.

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In 2001 in Dare County, North Carolina, Gray was charged with first degree burglary, robbery and two counts of kidnapping. Prosecutors said he broke into a beachfront home and used a gun to threaten the homeowners and steal $5,000.

A jury acquitted him on all counts.

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