THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
Two separate family assaults in Princeville left a sister with a stab wound to the leg and a nephew with a gunshot wound to the chest over the past three weeks.
In the shooting case, police investigated the matter for 17-days before charging 43-year old Reginald Everette. During that time, police Chief Joey Petway was tight-lipped about the case.
The other case took just a couple hours to arrest the stabbing suspect.
Police made both arrests within a three-day period.
In the first case, police received a call about a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest on August 3 at 723-A Greenwood Blvd.
When officers arrived, they found the victim, Donnell Everette, lying on the ground beside a barn. Once officers began investigating, they found evidence that Everette had not shot himself.
They learned that the gunshot wound came at the hands of his uncle, 43-year old Reginald Everette, who lives at the address.
During the investigation, Donnell Everette had been hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
After a 17-day investigation, police finally charged Reginald Everette with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was given a $20,000 unsecured bond and released.
Both the victim is the brother of Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates and the suspect is her nephew.
In the second case, officers made a quick arrest when they charged the victim's sister with the stabbing.
The incident happened Saturday, Aug. 17 at 1101 Lynch Dr. in the Southern Terrace Community.
Officers received a call that a juvenile had been stabbed in the leg. When officers arrived on the scene, they couldn't get anyone to respond to the door. They learned later the victim had been transported to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital. Once officers arrived at the hospital, they contacted the juvenile's parents about the incident.
Following a further interview, officers took 25-year old Latesha Jones into custody a couple hours later and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. She was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond.