Saturday 21 Jul 2018

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Kinston Police Seek Shooting Suspect

One shooting suspect is behind bars and Kinston Police are searching for the second suspect in the case. On June 22nd, officers with the Kinston P.D. found 31-year-old Rodney Meadows suffering from a gunshot wound on the 800 block of E. Bright Street.  Moments later, 29-year-old Quentin Jones arrived at UNC Lenoir suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigation revealed that both subjects were involved in the same shooting.

On Tuesday, officers obtained arrest warrants for Meadows and 25-year-old Demario D. Washington, both of Kinston, for their involvement in the incident.

Officers from the KPD and the U.S. Marshal Task Force located and arrested Rodney I. Meadows without incident in Kinston. Meadows was charged with Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempted First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.  He was placed in the Lenoir County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.

Demario D. Washington currently has arrest warrants for Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempted First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

If anyone has information regarding this incident or if anyone knows the whereabouts of Washington, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

ARRESTED: Rodney Irving Meadows

WANTED: Demario Dontrez Washington

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