Three arrests made connected to weekend shootings

Dec. 12, 2012 @ 05:59 PM

The Henderson Police Department has made three arrests in an ongoing investigation of six weekend shootings that injured three.

Robert Ross was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, according to Lt. Christopher Ball. Two others, Jonquil McKinley and Keylan Johnson, were arrested during a vehicle stop earlier this week.

Ross, 22, is faced charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm on school campus, and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer. He received a $100,000 secured bond and has a Vance County District Court hearing Dec. 31.

McKinley, 21, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He received a $20,000 bond pending a Vance County District Court hearing scheduled for Monday.

Johnson, 20, was taken in on an order for arrest. According to Ball, there is a connection between the two arrests and the ongoing investigation of the shootings.

McKinley and Johnson have yet to be charged with particular shooting incidents.

Several stray rounds in the shootings hit property near the intersection of Rock Spring and Williams street.

Six shooting incidents took place downtown over the weekend. Injured were Jermaine Knott, 21; Carleak Venable, 29; and Jerome Kearney Jr., no age given.

Fired rounds struck True Faith in Christ Church on Williams Street, a silver Mitsubishi Galant in the roadway of Hatch Street near Water Street, a Kerr Area Transit Authority van in the 600 block of North Garnett Street and a silver Toyota Avalon on Faulkner Drive.

Also, a dog on Rowland Street sustained a bullet injury.

Ball said that anyone with information in the shootings should call police at (252) 438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925 to leave a tip.


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