Three Newton residents remained behind bars early Friday accused in a drive-by shooting.
Caldwell County authorities were called to the 3300 block of Normandy Park Road in Lenoir around 12:20 a.m. Thursday. A man at the home told deputies that someone had fired shots into his residence before fleeing in a car.
The suspect car was spotted in Hudson a short time later, and authorities initiated a traffic stop. Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriffs Office say they found a firearm used in the earlier shooting and other evidence.
Three people inside the car were arrested.
Daniel L. Wright, 26, and David L. Rogers, 22, each face multiple charges, including attempted first degree burglary, and discharging a firearm into an occupied residence. Both were being held early Friday in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond.
Meanwhile, police charged the driver of the car, 43-year-old Maxine B. Pearson, with accessory to a felony. She was being held under a $50,000 bond.
The investigation involved multiple agencies, including the Caldwell sheriffs office, Hudson Police and the N.C. Highway Patrol.
I am very proud of the cooperative effort made by all agencies involved, Caldwell Sheriff Alan Jones said in a news release. Sharing resources and working together with other agencies makes all our communities and towns safer. These suspects were captured due to that ability to share information and resources.
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