UPDATE: Investigation of multi vehicle wreck, shooting leads to arrest for shooting earlier in the month
KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Kinston police announced a shooting and multi-vehicle wreck Monday ended up making an arrest in relation to a shooting earlier this month.
On Monday, officers were investigating a triple vehicle wreck and shooting on Highway 11 North near Mewborn Avenue. One driver ended up shot in the leg.
While investigating, we're told officers found a suspect vehicle related to a June 11th shooting on Cameron Drive in Kinston that saw two vehicles and a home hit by gunfire.
Officers stopped the vehicle and say they found three handguns and seven ounces of marijuana. Police say one of the handguns was stolen from Martin County.
Police arrested Golontae Brock, 20, and Ke'monte Nobles, 20, both of Kinston.
Investigators linked Nobles to the June 11th shooting and charged him with five counts of attempted murder, five counts of conspiracy to commit murder, and two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling. Additionally, he was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon.
Brock is charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, 2 counts of carrying a concealed weapon, and possession drug paraphernalia.
Police say that a search warrant was executed in cooperation with the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office at Brock's home on Dunn Road.
There they say they found three more weapons, an AK-47, a shotgun and a stolen handgun from Greenville, as well as a suspected Schedule I narcotic. Charges are pending by the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.
Kinston police say that Monday’s shooting remains under investigation. Marquez Outlaw, 31, has been identified as the man who was shot in the leg while he drove his burgundy Buick LeSabre on Highway 11. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash, including a pickup truck where two men ran off after the accident.
Police say they are interviewing witnesses and pulling video footage. No charges have been filed in this case.
June 29th story
Police say they may have found those responsible for an afternoon shooting in Kinston that resulted in a three-vehicle crash.
It happened around 12:45 p.m. on Highway 11 near the intersection with Mewborn Avenue.
Police say shots were fired before the vehicles collided.
The driver of a burgundy Buick LeSabre was hit in the leg by the gunfire and had to be freed from the wreckage. The man was taken to Vidant Medical Center.
The driver of a black Toyota Camry was taken to UNC Lenoir Health Care for their injuries, while two men in a black Dodge Ram ran from the scene after the crash.
Originally, police said there were two vehicles involved in the shooting.
Chief Tim Dilday said officers flooded the area and after a vehicle stop two young men were taken into custody. He said inside their vehicle multiple firearms were found along with marijuana.
The chief said they’re still looking into it, but feel there’s a high potential that traffic stop is related to the shooting and crash.
Police are asking if anyone has information on the shooting to call them at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.
Highway 11, between Cunningham Road and J.P. Harrison Boulevard, was closed in both directions for about an hour as officers investigated the shooting.
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