Second suspect wanted after man shot in the face

Second suspect wanted after man shot in the face
Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 6:33 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2023 at 5:14 PM EST
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LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A second person is wanted for a shooting last week in Lenoir County where a man was hit in the face by gunfire.

Warrants are out for Michael Stevens, charging him with attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Earlier today deputies announced that a 17-year-old was charged with the same crime after his arrest Monday night in Kinston.

The shooting happened on Cypress Grove Drive, off Pauls Path Road between Kinston and La Grange.

Deputies say 20-year-old Savyone Grant was shot in the face.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the 20-year-old Stevens should contact Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.


A teenager faces an attempted murder charge for a Friday afternoon shooting.

According to a press release, deputies arrested the 17-year-old Monday night at a home in the 300 block of College Street in Kinston with help from the Kinston Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation.

WITN has previously reported that 20-year-old Savyone Grant was shot in the face on Cypress Grove Drive, that’s off Pauls Path Road, between Kinston and La Grange.

The teen will be placed in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in a juvenile detention center while facing several charges including:

  • Attempted murder
  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Felony conspiracy
  • Larceny of a firearm
  • Possession of a stolen firearm

The case remains under investigation and additional arrests are expected, according to deputies.