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2 more teens charged in shooting

Posted 1/24/20

Two more teens have been charged in connection to a shooting earlier this month on Lipscomb Road.

Wilson police arrested 18-year-old Antarius Jones of Wilson, who is charged with assault with a …

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2 more teens charged in shooting

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Two more teens have been charged in connection to a shooting earlier this month on Lipscomb Road.

Wilson police arrested 18-year-old Antarius Jones of Wilson, who is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm from an enclosure and causing injury to personal property.

Jones received a $50,000 secured bond.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old on the same charges due to the teen’s involvement in the case, according to police. Under a state law that took effect Dec. 1, defendants who are 16 and 17 years old are no longer charged as adults. Their identities are not disclosed because juvenile court proceedings are confidential.

On Jan. 2, police responded to a 1:41 a.m. shots-fired call on the 1600 block of Lipscomb Road. Officers spoke to 20-year-old Tyshee J. Robinson of Wilson, who told police that unknown perpetrators shot at him while he was sitting in his vehicle, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud. Robinson was not injured in the shooting.

The latest arrests come after police arrested 18-year-old Jahmeir M. Allen of Wilson, who was charged last week in connection to the same shooting.

Allen was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm from an enclosure and causing injury to personal property in the Jan. 2 shoting.

Allen was also charged in a separate shooting that occurred on Jan. 9 in the 1800 block of Baldree Road. Police say 29-year-old Kia M. Simmons told police a person she knew fired a gun at her vehicle while she was inside. Simmons was not injured.

Allen was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. He is being held under a combined $1.5 million secured bond.

Police ask anyone with information in the shootings to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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