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Former UNC Football Player Among Two Charged With Shooting That Led To Car Crash

A former University of North Carolina defensive back and Kinston Viking standout was arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting and car chase that happened last week.

29-year-old Christopher Hawkins was taken into custody by Kinston police. Authorities say Courtney Olds turned himself in just before midnight. Both men are charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Last Thursday, Anthony Reese was chasing a vehicle he believed shot into his home when police say he ran a stop sign and crashed into another car injuring the driver. Reese turned himself in Monday night. He is charged with felony hit and run.


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Police say they have identified two men who they say shot into a man's home last week that started a vehicle chase which ended up injuring a Kinston woman.

Christopher Hawkins was arrested today by Kinston police, while they are still looking for Courtney Olds. Both men are charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Last Thursday, Anthony Reese said his home on Briarfield Road was shot into multiple times and he began chasing the vehicle. Police say his car ran the stop sign at Rosanne Drive and Carey Road, striking a car driven by Bessy Cannon. Reese ran from the accident, according to police while Cannon was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

Reese turned himself in Monday night and was charged with felony hit and run, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and discharging a firearm in the city.

Anyone with information on the location of Olds should call Kinston police at 252-939-3160.


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A man wanted for causing an accident as he was chasing another person for shooting up his home has been arrested.

Kinston police say Anthony Reese turned himself in shortly after 11:00 p.m. Monday night. He was charged with felony hit and run, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and discharging a firearm in the city.

It all started at Reese's home on Briarfield Road last Thurday. Police say the man's home was struck around 1:15 p.m. The man then got in his car and began chasing the person he thought had shot his home.

Police say ten minutes later they got a call to an accident at Carey Road and Roseanne Drive. They say Reese ran a stop sign at the intersection and struck a woman's vehicle. Bessy Cannon was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

Reese, according to police, left the scene and was found on Dallas Drive by a county canine team. Police say they found a 9mm handgun along with shell casings on Briarfield Road as well at the scene of the vehicle crash.

The man was jailed on a $5,000 secured bond.


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Police have issued warrants for a man who they say was chasing a person who fired at his home, and caused a crash that injured a Kinston woman.

Kinston police have warrants out for Anthony Reese for felony hit and run and careless and reckless driving. He is not yet in custody.

It all started at Reese's home on Briarfield Road. Police say the man's home was struck around 1:15 p.m. Thursday. The man then got in his car and began chasing the person he thought had shot his home.

Police say ten minutes later police got a call to an accident at Carey Road and Roseanne Drive. They say Reese ran a stop sign at the intersection and struck a woman's vehicle. Bessy Cannon was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center and is now in fair condition.

Reese, according to police, left the scene and was found on Dallas Drive by a county canine team. Police say they found a 9mm handgun along with shell casings on Briarfield Road as well at the scene of the vehicle crash.


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Police say a man whose home was struck by gunfire chased the suspected gunman, causing a crash this afternoon in Kinston.

It all started at a home on Briarfield Road in Kinston. Police say Anthony Reese's home was struck around 1:15 p.m. The man then got in his car and began chasing the person he thought had shot his home.

Police say ten minutes later police got a call to an accident at Carey Road and Roseanne Drive. They say Reese ran a stop sign at the intersection and struck a woman's vehicle. That woman was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

Reese, according to police, left the scene and was found on Sheryl Drive. He was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and police say charges are pending against him.

There's no word about what happened to the vehicle Reese was chasing. No one was injured in the shooting.


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Police in Kinston are investigating a car crash that may be related to shots being fired on a busy city street.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. on Carey Road, near the intersection of Rosanne Drive.

Police do tell us around the time of the accident there were reports of shots being fired in the area. They have yet to say whether the gunshots and the vehicle crash are related or not.

Carey Road is shut down to traffic at this time and at least one person was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

WITN has a reporter on the scene.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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