Lenoir County Sheriff's Office arrest man in Pink Hill shooting

Lenoir County Sheriff's Office arrest man in Pink Hill shooting

Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News

PINK HILL — An arrest was made in Monday’s shooting in Pink Hill.

Lenoir County Sheriffs Office personnel arrested Javier Lara of Pink Hill in relation to the incident, which occurred on Old Pink Hill Road. Lara was taken into custody on a traffic stop in Lenoir County Wednesday afternoon without incident.

Lara was charged with attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon. Lara will also be served with warrants for previous charges including assault on a female, communicating threats and battery of an unborn child.

Original story published on May 20 at 4:54 p.m.

A domestic altercation led to a massive law enforcement presence in southern Lenoir County Monday afternoon.

Deputies with the LCSO continue to investigate the scene where shots were fired on Monday on Lonnie Lane in Pink Hill. Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News

Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said the call came in just before lunchtime that an altercation had occurred near the intersection of Stroud Hill Road and Old Pink Hill Road north of Pink Hill. Ingram said a woman was meeting with her estranged husband to pick up a child when the altercation occurred and shots were fired.

“No one was struck or injured,” the sheriff said. “We were called to the scene and checked the residence and located no one at this time. There are warrants on file, and we do have other areas that we will be checking to see if we can locate the suspect.”

Ingram said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous but said there was no indication the suspect was still in the immediate area. He said the LCSO is waiting to release the name of the suspect until all known addresses for the suspect had been checked.

Ingram said that reports of a hostage situation resulted from the fact that the male suspect has custody of a 4-month old child, who is believed to still be with the suspect.

The LCSO is leading the investigation, with assistance from the Kinston Police Department, the State Highway Patrol and the State Bureau of Investigation.

Neuse News will continue to bring you updates on this situation as more information is released.

UPDATE: Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

The Lenoir County Sheriffs Office responded to a shooting incident that occurred on Pink Hill Road in Pink Hill N.C. around noon today.

Currently the Lenoir County Sheriffs Office along with the Kinston Police Department, NC State Bureau of Investigation, NC State Highway Patrol and Lenoir County Emergency Service are on the scene conducting the investigation.

Based on the shooting of a firearm by the suspect, the Sheriffs Office coordinated with Lenoir County Public Schools to hold transportation of any school children that live in the affected area to assure they would not be in harms way.

We hope to have this incident to a resolution and that everyone will be safe. Although we know this is an inconvenience for citizens in the area, safety of everyone is our highest priority.

The Sheriffs Office is not releasing the name of the persons involved at this time. Updates will be provided as we are able.

Original story published at 4:26pm on May 20, 2019.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is involved in an ongoing situation in southern Lenoir County. Multiple tactical vehicles and numerous officers have a command post set up on Old Pink Hill Road. Troopers with the State Highway Patrol are blocking traffic on Old Pink Hill Road and Stroud Hill Road.

Earlier scanner communication indicated the situation may involve a hostage.

Neuse News is working to confirm details and will keep you updated as we learn more about this breaking news event.

Source: Google Maps

Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News

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