2nd Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder

By: Pritch Strong/Sara Dodrill
By: Pritch Strong/Sara Dodrill

A second arrest has been arrested in a weekend shooting in Farmville.

Prison officials confirm Corey Speight is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1,500,000.00 bond.

Speight is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, discharging a weapon into occupied property, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, felony conspiracy.

Officials believe Speight, Jeffrey Ebron, 21, of Farmville and three other people shot at a passing vehicle at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Godwin Drive.

Seconds later police received a report that a man had been shot. There they found 17-year-old Kewon Swinson with a gunshot wound to his upper thigh. Witnesses told police that Swinson shot himself in the thigh as he was running from the scene of the shooting.

Detention center officials tell WITN Speight previously served between 44 and 62 months in jail for a 2005 shooting at North Pitt High School following a basketball game in the schools parking lot. Speight was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in that shooting.


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Farmville police say a shooting Sunday and the arrest of a man on attempted murder charges are connected, sort of.

Jeffrey Ebron, 21, of Farmville was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, discharging a weapon into occupied property, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, felony conspiracy and probation violation.

Police say they got a report of shots fired at Anderson Avenue and Godwin Drive, and seconds later that a man had been shot. There they found 17-year-old Kewon Swinson with a gunshot wound to his upper thigh.

Police say their investigation shows that Ebron was one of several people standing at the intersection who shot at a passing vehicle. The man inside the vehicle and his two year old child escaped unharmed. A nearby home was also hit by the gunfire, though no one was injured.

Witnesses told police that Swinson shot himself in the thigh as he was running from the scene of the shooting.

Police say they have warrants out for more people involved in the shooting and expect more arrests.

Ebron is jailed without bond.


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Police in Farmville made a big arrest overnight, and we're working to find out if it's connected to a shooting in the Pitt County town on Sunday.

The Farmville Police Department booked 21-year-old Jeffery Ebron of Farmville early this morning. Ebron is facing two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle, conspiracy, and a probation violation.

We contacted Farmville police this morning, but they could not say ifs the arrest was in connection to a shooting on Godwin Drive in Farmville on Sunday. Police are investigating the shooting of a 17 year old, though investigators say the young man may have accidentally shot himself in the thigh.

We'll keep you posted on what Farmville police tell us later this morning.


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