Words Exchanged, Then Gunfire On Highway 70

Words were exchanged and then gunfire erupted on Highway 70 outside of La Grange around noon today.

Lenoir County deputies say they're looking for Johnathon Garner as a person of interest in the shooting of Gregory Wooten.

Deputies say Wooten was a front seat passenger in a car headed east on Highway 70. They say a red Mazda III with a rear spoiler pulled up alongside and Wooten and the driver of the Mazda car exchanged words. Then someone in the Mazda fired several shots into the car Wooten was in. His car pulled into the Bojangles parking lot and the Mazda kept going.

Wooten, who left the area before deputies arrived, is believed to have only suffered a superficial gunshot wound.

Garner, who is 21-years-old, has a tattoo of a tear under his left eye, shoulder length dred locks, is 5'9" tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black ball cap with a red bill.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011 at 07:52 PM
    jail the trash
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    NC really needs the 3 strike law. I would be willing to pay an extra 10.00 a year in taxes to built new and bigger prisons.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    Nick, I think Eddie was referring to wanna be thugs and scum like this.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:38 PM
    Their mouth's are watering up at central prison.some lipstick,padded bra and he's good to go.they might even throw in a pair of pink panties.
  • by Fredo Location: NC on Mar 3, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    Ha ha 5'9 and 160? I guess this little fellow needs a gun to keep from getting squashed like a bug!
  • by Nick Location: Greenville on Mar 3, 2011 at 05:21 PM
    What people are you referring to Eddie? Be clear!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    What I would do, if such a device existed, is go back in time to the late 1930s, travel to Europe, gather a Walfen SS division, put them on the streets of LaGrange and Kinston and clean these two town up once and for all.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:23 PM
    Funny how some thugs haven`t been captured yet, but there is nearly always a mug shot handy. Repeat offender? Say it ain`t so!
  • by JUST WONDERING Location: ENC on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    isn't the teardrop a jail tattoo?
  • by Eddie Location: Chocowinity on Mar 3, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    These people are ruining our Country.
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