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Reputed Carter St. shooting suspects in custody

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Two men have been charged in a shooting which occurred Saturday afternoon on Carter Street.

The first arrest in the shooting, in which Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement struck a house and a vehicle, was made Thursday morning.

Hasty said Master Officer J. Hardy conducted a stop on Wallace Fork Road for a traffic violation.

Jeffrey Leonard Purnell, 50, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested on outstanding warrants and for driving while license revoke.

The outstanding warrants were for attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, damage to property and possession of firearm by felon.  

Purnell received a $200,000 bond and December 6 court date.

Tearance Purnell Moody, 49, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested around noon today at a residence on Wilkins Street by Lieutenant J. Baggett, Master Officer G. Colson, and officers M. Hunsucker and H. Grimes without trouble.

Moody was charged with attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or vehicle, communicating threats and damage to property.

The shooting, according to the report, stemmed from an argument between the two men which occurred four or five years ago. The nature of the argument was not known.

Investigator G. Williams investigated the case.


Shots fired reports


Hasty reported on Thursday around 10:30 p.m., officers received a report of shots fired on Carter Street.

When officers arrived they did not locate any suspects, but located numerous shell casings in the area.  

While processing the scene officers heard more shots fired in the area of South Rosemary.

When officers arrived they found an occupied vehicle on Oak Street and Gordon Drive had been shot, but nobody was injured.

The suspect in the Carter Street shooting is described as a light-skinned male wearing dark colored clothes.

There was no suspect description in the shooting into the vehicle.

Hasty said the shootings may be related.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Williams at 252-533-2821 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

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