Four arrested in Davie shootout
Published 2:45 pm Thursday, January 7, 2016
Four Winston-Salem teens have been charged in connection with a home break-in and shootout Nov. 28 on Liberty Church Road in northwestern Davie County.
The four have also been charged for incidents in Stokes County and Winston-Salem, up to 18 felonies in all, said Davie Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman.
The owner of the Liberty Church Road house surprised suspects during an apparent break-in the evening of Nov. 28, Hartman said. While the suspects were leaving, they fired gunshots at the homeowner, who had backed his vehicle from the home’s drive onto Liberty Church Road after one of the suspects came out of the house with a gun held above his head.
The homeowner returned fire, striking the SUV in which the suspects were operating.
Hartman said Davie investigators sent alerts to area agencies after the incident, to see if the descriptions matched others.
Four days after the incident, the suspect vehicle was found abandoned in Winston-Salem. It had bullet holes matching the caliber of weapon the homeowner used, and had been reported stolen two weeks earlier.
The Winston-Salem Police Department’s street crimes unit then made an arrest, and confiscated a gun that had been reported stolen in a Stokes County home invasion. That gun matched an ammunition clip and ammunition found at the Liberty Church Road scene, Hartman said.
Jdel DeWitt Clark, 18, William Devonde-Mario Singletary, 17, and Kershawn Todd Ingram, 17, were each charged by Davie authorities with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony breaking and entering, and felony conspiracy.
Lamar Demount Thomas, 18, was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied property, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony breaking and entering and felony conspiracy.
All are being held in jail in Winston-Salem pending court appearances in all three counties.