Arrest Made In Havelock Shooting

By: Heather King / Bill Wilson
By: Heather King / Bill Wilson

Havelock police say an innocent bystander was shot last night on Shipman Road.

Charged with the shooting is 19-year-old Jessie Hughes of New Bern. Police say Hughes was an escapee from a Goldsboro drug and alcohol treatment program and was being sought by Probation & Parole.

Police say it appears Bianca Howard was watching a fight in the parking lot when she was hit by a bullet that was fired into the crowd. The 19-year-old Howard was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital and is now in fair condition.

Hughes was arrested a short time later. His bond on the shooting charge is $50,000, while bond on the escape charge is $75,000.

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