NEW INFO: Second Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

A second man has been arrested for a pre-Christmas shooting that happened in Onslow County.

Brandon Bannerman of Maple Hill is being held on a $750,000 bond on charges of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

The shooting happened last Thursday on Blue Creek Road, outside of Jacksonville. That's when deputies say 36-year-old Lamont Lee was shot three times.

Late that same day Jejuan James turned himself into authorities.


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Jejuan James, the suspect accused of shooting a man three times in Onslow County Thursday, had his first court appearance Friday.

He is charged with attempted first degree murder and firing into a moving vehicle, and he is locked up under a $575,000 secured bond.

His next court date was set for January.

The man James is accused of shooting, Lamont Lee, is expected to recover.


Onslow County authorities say a man accused of shooting another man three times Thursday morning has turned himself in.

Investigators say an exchange of gunfire happened at the intersection of Blue Creek Rd. and Raynor Ave. During that exchange 36-year-old Lamont Lee was shot. As of early Thursday afternoon, lawmen said Lee was alert and talking with family at the hospital.

Officials say 31-year-old Jejuan James, also of Onslow County, turned himself in late Thursday afternoon.


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Major Frank Terwilliger with the Onslow County Sheriff's office says he’s spoken to one of the suspects by cell phone and that suspect says they will contact his attorney and plans to come in later Thursday. Lawmen say the grandmother of the second suspect is going to talk to him and recommend he turn himself in. It's unclear which suspect is James.

Law enforcement officers are looking for a white Cadillac that may have bullet holes from the gunfire exchange.

New Hanover County Hospital tells officials Lee is alert and talking with family.

During the shooting, an innocent motorist's vehicle was struck by a stray projectile. No one was injured.

The North Carolina Department of Correction has a 36-year-old Lamont Lee listed with convictions in Onslow County.

The website shows Lee has a criminal history dating back to 1995 and that he was released from prison in June after serving about five years.

Convictions for Lee listed on the DOC website include: habitual felon, possessing stolen goods, stolen vehicle, felony B&E, reckless driving, speeding, speeding to elude arrest, drugs, common law robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and probation revocation.


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Law enforcement officers are on the scene of a shooting at the Three Bridges Estates mobile home community in Onslow County.

The community is on Blue Creek Road.

Deputies say there was a fight at 8:30 a.m. that led to 36-year-old Lamont Lee being shot. We're told the victim was shot three times and was airlifted to the hospital in New Hanover County.

Officials say 31-year-old Jawan James, also of Onslow County, is a person of interest in the investigation.

Reports indicate deputies are searching for a white vehicle, possibly a Cadillac, with gunshots to the windows.

WITN has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 24, 2011 at 07:30 AM
    To Obamanot: " bim bam boom " do you know the rest of it?
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      by obamanot on Dec 29, 2011 at 01:38 PM in reply to pete
      pete,I don't quite know what you are talking about but I can tell you this.Not one of them high brass shotgun shell on the ground went "bim bam boom".Look at them closely.They are unfired rounds.Why a shooting suspect would throw unfired rounds on the ground dont make any sense to me.
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        by obamanot on Dec 29, 2011 at 07:39 PM in reply to obamanot
        Nice how WITN caught what I said and changed not only the picture but everything else.Where are the three unshot 12 gauge Remington 3 inch magnum unshot shotshell pictures WITN?Curious,did that picture come from another report,and are you pete?...Man I'm Good!
  • by Were's Lavon? on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:08 PM
    He should be on here commenting about how his brothers are always unfairly getting accused of wrong doings.
  • by 40some on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    They've charged one of the shooters. Still no word on if they're going to charge Lamont for felon in possesion of a firearm. If ole ed doesn't break out the P-98 divining rods and find his gun I guess this felon will still be on the loose with a firearm.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:11 PM
    This really ought to give Fred, "THE BIG ONE". Can't ya see him clutching his chest now?
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      by obamanot on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to 250
      Maybe you should have been 249.Just kidding!
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        by 250 on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:51 AM in reply to obamanot
        Times they are a changing. In my neck of the woods I am constantly seeing pickup trucks coming through and stopping at curbside grabbing just as quick any metal or larege items. Ole Fred Sanford hasn't been far from my mind of late. They likes to start about 0400 on the scheduled trash days. They know the route schedules better than the city employees. LOL
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          by 40some on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:10 PM in reply to 250
          Close, you know that may just be the city employees before they start their shift.
  • by obamanot on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    LAMONT! Here I come Elizabeth!
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      by Grady on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:43 AM in reply to obamanot
      Good goobly goobly..
  • by 40some on Dec 22, 2011 at 03:41 PM
    What was a felon doing returning fire with a gun? Back to the joint for him.
  • by Marty Location: Jax on Dec 22, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    I hate to play devils advocate but, didn't it say "an exchange of gunfire"? It's possible that he shot "back". Not that I think any thugs need to carry guns. It the dude in the hospital was armed as well. Then I say "oh well".
  • by Idea on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    Cut off their thumbs when convicted of a violent crime or use a weapon in a robbery, then they can't use a gun or knife. Or hold a fowty with one hand.
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      by Hey NOW! on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:28 PM in reply to Idea
      Dontcha be messin wit my 800. That's a lil closesh to home.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    But he look like he a good boy! I ain't understand dis!
  • by 40some on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Three Bridges...No surprise there. Looks like criminals taking care of criminals again.
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      by Three Bridge Resident on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:13 PM in reply to 40some
      Not everyone who lives in three bridges are criminals some are unfortunate enough to have to live in this place, and the police have known about the drugs and violence in this trailer park for years yet they turn a blind eye to it and let it continue to get worse and worse, it's about time Ed Brown antied up and did something about the crime in this place for the few good people who do live there!
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        by 40some on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:46 PM in reply to Three Bridge Resident
        I agree. OCSO doesn't make the arrests it should, not compared to JPD. Just look at the mugshots on JDN...But Ed is such a good christian man.
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        by Maybe You Should on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:06 PM in reply to Three Bridge Resident
        Help the police. Report the drug activity. Use video cameras to record their movements.
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        by 250 on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to Three Bridge Resident
        How fast would you screech though if the county and even the MP's used the area for trainning and testing the "drug dogs"? Let em loose at 0330 when everyone is sleeping and flag the homes and cars that the dogs scent on! Hmmm isn't that "unreasonable search and seizure?
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          by Drug Sniffers on Dec 29, 2011 at 03:07 PM in reply to 250
          I'd pay to watch that. The dogs would be going CRAZY!
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