Two teens wanted in Kinston shootings nabbed after Lenoir County standoff

Lenoir County Sheriff's Office
Lenoir County Sheriff's Office(Lenoir Co. Sheriff's Office/MGN)
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 11:34 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:04 PM EDT
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LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two teens wanted for separate shootings in Kinston were arrested after a standoff this morning in southern Lenoir County.

Deputies closed off Liddell Road at around 10:40 a.m.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said a person was barricaded in a home.

Around 11:45 a.m. the sheriff’s office said the standoff was over, everyone was safe, and that Liddell Road re-opened.

Kinston police said they, along with deputies and the SBI, went to the home to search for the two wanted teens.

Trevon Jones, Jr. was wanted for Sunday’s attempted murder of a Lenoir County paramedic, while a 16-year-old was being sought for the murder of Franklin Bowden II.

That murder happened on North Davis Street last Wednesday. Police already had charged Mario King and Tyrone Koonce in connection with the shooting death of Bowden.