GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – A man arrested in an overnight shooting on Saturday made his first court appearance.
27-year-old Antwon Anthony Bowman of Farmville appeared Tuesday morning before a judge. He was placed under a $2 million bond and is set for his next court appearance on January 13, 2016.
Aound 1 p.m. Monday, members of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, with the continued assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation, arrested Bowman. He’s believed, at this time, to be solely responsible for the incident that occurred near Club Faiz on Saturday, which resulted in three victims being shot.
Bowman was taken into custody during a traffic stop, which occurred in the parking lot of Stanton Square off of Stantonsburg Road. Bowman was arrested without incident and is charged with three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, three counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill and two counts of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle.
Police say the incidents on West 5th Street and Patton Circle significantly impacted two different communities. They say the hard work and tireless efforts of the men and women of the Greenville Police Department have led to these initial arrests and will hopefully bring an element of closure to the victims. They’d like to extend a note of thanks to the community for the continued support of the department and to the employees of the police department for the many sacrifices made each day.
Greenville Police have made one arrest in one of two shooting incidents in Greenville.
Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, assisted by officers assigned to the Violent Crime Apprehension Team and the State Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year old Robert Louis Dickerson Jr.
Police say Dickerson is believed to be the person responsible for a shooting on Patton Circle on Christmas night. Dickerson was arrested without incident and is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 bond.
He was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday.
Information provided to detectives by the victims of these assaults, as well as independent witnesses at the scene of the incident, led to a quick apprehension of Dickerson.
Greenville Police are investigating a pair of shootings; one on Christmas night, the other overnight on Saturday.
At approximately 11:07 p.m. on December 25, 2015, officers responded to 705 Patton Circle, Apartment 11, in reference to a shooting. When they got to the scene, they found that three subjects were shot in an apparent dispute between neighbors.
All three were transported to Vidant Medical Center.
30-year-old Jeffery Jerome Walston, Jr. was shot in the foot, 37-year-old Shawn Montrel Brown was shot in the calf, and 28-year-old Rasheen Malikbey Scott was shot in the torso.
Officers say they believe that one suspect was responsible for all three assaults.
A second shooting occurred while officers were investigating the incident on Patton Circle.
Officers were in the area of Club Faiz on West 5th Street, attending to traffic needs and a large number of patrons attending the club.
At approximately 2:28 a.m. on December 26th, an individual approached an officer reporting that he’d been shot in the area of West 6th Street and Ford Street. The victim, a patron of the club, was walking with a friend when they were approached and shot by the suspect.
First aid was administered to one victim by Greenville officers. The second victim was taken to Vidant Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
While attending to the initial victim, a vehicle was seen leaving the area and firing shots near the intersection of West 5th Street and Hudson Street. Shots fired from this vehicle struck a third individual. Officers offered aid to the third victim, who remains under medical care in an unknown condition.
The GPD says the incidents on Patton Circle and Club Faiz aren’t related, and detectives don’t believe the incidents are gang related or random in nature.
Anyone with information related to either of these incidents is encouraged to contact the Greenville Police Department at 252-329-4315 or Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.