Friday 19 Apr 2019


2 Charged With Attempted Murder Following Kinston Shooting

The Kinston Police Department responded to the report of shots fired on W. Caswell Street near N. Heritage Street on Friday.  Officers determined two vehicles had been involved in the shooting. One vehicle arrived at UNC Lenoir with one person suffering from a possible gunshot wound.  Lenoir County Sheriff deputies stopped a vehicle occupied by 42-year-old Jeffrey D. Sutton and 21-year-old Jeffrey D. Sutton, Jr., both of Kinston.  Further investigation led to the arrest of both Suttons for charges including Attempted Murder and Discharge a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle. The investigation revealed that the suspects and victims were familiar with each other and this was not a random act of violence.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Dept. at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

Jeffrey Donell Sutton
CHARGES: 2 Counts Attempted Murder
Discharge of Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle
Possession of Firearm by Felon.
BOND: $1,200,000 secure

Jeffrey Donell Sutton, Jr.
CHARGE: 2 Counts Attempted Murder
Discharge of Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle.
BOND: $1,000,000 secure

One Comment

  1. John says:

    Nothing like keeping it in the family


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