Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a third teen charged with a shooting in the NorthChase area of the county.
The shooting occurred in the 4200 block of Edward Hyde Place in northern New Hanover County at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday night, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies on scene located shell casings in the roadway and closed off the area for investigation. No injuries were reported in the shooting, but bullets hit a home and vehicle.
Deputies later found the suspect vehicle traveling on Rockhill Road and conducted a traffic stop. Two 18-year-olds – Jeremiah Billy Montgomery and Garyelle Tynee Purdie – were found inside the vehicle and taken into custody Wednesday.
Purdie and Montgomery were each charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property and injury to real property in connection with the shooting. The two were also charged with two counts of breaking and entering into a vehicle and larceny in several unrelated vehicle burglaries, Brewer said.
On Thursday, New Hanover County detectives arrested a third suspect in connection with the shooting. William Stacey Baysden, 17, has been charged with injury to personal property and conspiracy. Montgomery and Purdie now face an additional charge of conspiracy, Brewer said.
Montgomery remains at the New Hanover County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond. Purdie was booked under an $80,000 secured bond. Due to the additional charge, their bonds will be increased, Brewer said. Bond information for Baysden was not immediately available at the time of this report.