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Man charged with attempted murder in Monday shooting

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A Wilson man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he shot another man multiple times Monday night in the Dewey/Downing street area.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to Wilson Medical Center in regards to a person who had been shot. When officers arrived they spoke with 31-year-old Montavis T. Davis, who had been shot multiple times, according to Wilson Police Department Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Davis, of 902 E. Nash St., was later flown to Vidant Medical Center for treatment.

As result of the shooting investigation, police arrested 33-year-old Brandon D. Dew. He is charged with robbery with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police said during Dew’s arrest, officers located 7.5 grams of crack cocaine on his person. Dew, of 618 Stephenson St., was additionally charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and felony possession of cocaine.

Dew was given a $225,000 secured bond on all charges.

Police said there is an active investigation into the shooting. They ask anyone with information regarding Monday’s shooting can contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or CrimeStoppers at 252-243-2255.

Dew’s criminal history dates back to 2004 and includes convictions of common law robbery, possession with intent to sell Schedule VI and possession of Schedule II, state records show.

In May 2015, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in Wilson County. Dew’s most recent conviction was in April 2017, where he was convicted of assault on a female and willful/wanton injury to real property, according to state records. He received a suspended sentence and was placed on 18 months supervised probation.

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