Ex-Girlfriend In Court For Attempted Murder In Car Attack

A woman accused of trying to kill her ex-boyfriend with a vehicle appeared this morning before a Pitt County judge.

Shameika Smith made her first appearance on attempted murder charges at the Pitt County Detention Center.

Greenville police arrested Smith on Wednesday after they say she pinned her boyfriend, Joshua Pearson, between a car and a wall at the Camelot Inn on March 6th.

Judge Galen Braddy said if found guilty, Smith could serve a lifetime prison sentence on the attempted murder charge alone. Her bond of $200,000 was not modified.

The victim's parents told WITN that Pearson had to be put back on a ventilator after an attempt to take him off did not work.

The victim's sister told WITN he lost his right leg, has several broken ribs and his pelvis was broken from the incident.

Pearson's parents said he had just completed work for his welding certificate degree and enrolled at Pitt Community College.

The Pearson's added that their son and Smith had been dating on and off again for the last two years, but had known each other since kindergarten.

Smith's next appearance in court is set for late March.


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The ex-girl friend of a man pinned against a motel wall by a vehicle has been charged with attempted murder.

Shameika Smith of Snow Hill was arrested by Greenville police this afternoon. She is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and injury to real property.

Joshua Pearson remains in intensive care at Vidant Medical Center. His sister says Pearson lost his right leg, has several broken ribs and his pelvis was broken.

Police say Pearson was pinned between a car and the outside wall of the Camelot Inn on South Memorial Drive last Wednesday night.

The 26-year-old Smith is jailed on a $200,000 secured bond. Police believe the assault stemmed from an ongoing domestic dispute.


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Police said a woman drove a car into a local motel overnight, pinning her boyfriend in the process.

Greenville police said the crash happened just after midnight at the Camelot Inn on South Memorial Drive.

Police said the woman drove a car through part of the building and her boyfriend, Joshua Pearson, ended up sandwiched between the car and a wall.

At last check with authorities, Pearson was in surgery at Vidant Medical Center. No word on the extent of his injuries.

Police say no charges have been filed yet in what they call a domestic investigation.


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