Greenville man gets attempted murder charges dropped

PITT COUNTY, N.C.- (WITN) Charges from a shooting last year at a troubled Pitt County nightclub have been dropped.

The District Attorney's Office says the case against Nehemiah Austin was dismissed Tuesday due to insufficient evidence.

The man was originally charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Austin was arrested by deputies for the April 15th, 2018 shooting at the Night Trail Club on Highway 11 outside of Bethel.

Prosecutors say a crucial witness who shared a jail cell with Austin can't testify because he is no longer in the country.


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A man is behind bars this morning accused of trying to kill another person at a troubled nightspot in Pitt County.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says that Nehemiah Austin, 21, of Greenville, is charged with attempted first degree murder as well as assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Deputies say it happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Night Train Club on Highway 11 near Bethel.

Trabian Moore, 33, of Greenville, remains in serious condition at Vidant Medical Center after being shot.

Deputies say their investigation led to Austin as a suspect in the shooting and they didn't have to go too far to find him.

After the shooting, Greenville police arrested Austin for driving while license revoked, and the man was still in the Pitt County jail on that charge.

At this point the motive in the shooting is not clear, according to a news release.

Austin is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $1,500,000 secured bond.

Last May, the state revoked liquor permits for the club because of a shooting.

A month later, four people were wounded in another shooting while the club's owner and a bouncer were charged with four counts of accessory after the fact, common law obstruction of justice and altering/stealing/destroying criminal evidence.