$2 million bond for man charged in wife's shooting

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Bond was set at $2 million for a man charged in the shooting of his wife Tuesday morning.

Calvin Miller was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after a 7-hour manhunt following a shooting at the Davenport & Son Store on US-264.

Pitt County deputies say Miller shot his wife, Charlene Miller, around 7:30am at the store where she was working.

She was hit twice by a .22 rifle and taken to Vidant Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Documents show that Charlene Miller took out a protective order against her husband on Monday.

Calvin Miller was found a few miles from the scene of the shooting just off of Highway 30.

In court, Miller denied shooting his wife. As a condition of of bond, Miller can't have any contact with his wife and daughter if he is released from jail.

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Deputies say a man is now in custody, some seven hours after his wife was shot at her workplace.

Lt. Kip Gaskins says Calvin Miller was apprehended around 1:40 p.m. on Highway 30, not far from U.S. 264.

Charlene Miller just yesterday got a domestic protection order against her husband.

The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. at JP Davenport & Son Store on Highway 264 in Pactolus.

Lt. Gaskins says the victim suffered life threatening injuries in the domestic shooting. She is now at Vidant Medical Center.

Sheriff Neil Elks says the wife was shot while in her car as she arrived for work. He believes that Miller was waiting for her to arrive and that she was shot twice.

The sheriff said they received two tips, almost at the same time that Miller was seen along a wood-line along Highway 30. He said a state trooper also spotted the suspect.

Records show Charlene Miller took out a domestic protection order against her husband. In that order, the victim claims Miller has threatened her life. It says on Sunday the woman's daughter sent her a video of Miller saying that he was going to kill her.

The order says the two have been married for 34 years.

Sheriff Elks said with the suspect's state of mind, they were very concerned he would have harmed other family members that he had threatened in the past.

After the shooting, Pactolus Elementary School, which is across the highway from the store, was placed on modified lockdown as a precaution.

Miller is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. The man is being held with no bond.


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A woman who just yesterday got a domestic protection order against her husband was shot this morning and a school nearby was placed on modified lockdown.

The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. at JP Davenport & Son Store on Highway 264 in Pactolus around 7:30 a.m.

Lt. Kip Gaskins with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office says a woman inside the store suffered life threatening injuries in a domestic shooting. She is now at Vidant Medical Center.

Calvin Miller, 55, is a suspect in the shooting and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Gaskins.

Records show the victim, Charlene Miller, took out a domestic protection order against Miller. In that order, the victim claims Miller has threatened her life. It says on Sunday the woman's daughter sent her a video of Miller saying that he was going to kill her.

The order says the two have been married for 34 years.

Pactolus Elementary School, which is across the highway from the store was placed on modified lockdown as a precaution.

Parents should know that kids who were dropped off are safely sheltered in place with their teachers and law enforcement. No one is currently allowed in or out.

Students who were heading to school on buses were re-routed to Wellcome Middle School and were given breakfast and are waiting there.

The couple's home on Sheppard Mill Road was searched by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. Gaskins says Miller was not found inside the home.


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Pactolus Elementary School in Pitt county is currently on modified lockdown.

A Pitt County schools spokesperson says an incident at JP Davenport & Son Store in Pactolus on highway 264 has prompted the lockdown.

We're working to get more on what exactly has happened there but have been told there's a heavy law enforcement presence on scene and they've blocked off roads in the area including to and from the school.

Parents should know that kids who have been dropped off are safely sheltered in place with their teachers and law enforcement. No one is currently allowed in or out.

Now, students who were heading to school on buses have been re-routed to Wellcome Middle School and have been given breakfast and are waiting there.

Parents can pick their students up from Wellcome Middle if they want.

The students will be taken to Pactolus once law enforcement lifts the lockdown at the school.

We have a reporter headed to the scene and will bring you the latest on this situation on air and online.