Two more charged in 2015 shootout
Published 10:00 am Thursday, February 1, 2018
The last two men involved in a shootout with a Davie man in 2015 were sentenced in superior court earlier this month.
Lamar Demount Thomas, 21, and Keshawn Todd Ingram, 19, both of Winston-Salem, were with Jdel Dewitt Clark, who was 17 at the time, and William Devon-De Singletary, who was 16 at the time, when the four decided to break into an unoccupied home off Liberty Church Road north of Mocksville on Nov. 28. Ingram’s 17th birthday was four days before the crime.
According to Assistant DA Rob Taylor, the home was owned by Billy Weatherman’s deceased father and was being used for storage. Weatherman’s daughter was living in a home adjacent to it. Weatherman was farming in the area, and sometime around dusk, Taylor said, he saw a white SUV in the driveway of the home. Thinking it was his daughter, because she also drives a white SUV, he pulled into the driveway and quickly realized it wasn’t his daughter’s car.
About that time, said Taylor, a slender black male walked out of the house and Weatherman reached into his vehicle for a rifle, which he pointed at the suspect. Two more black males emerged from the house, one with a gun pointed at Weatherman. Weatherman dove into his truck and started backing out of the driveway, hearing a gun shot as he did so. He fired off a shot at the SUV, hitting a tire. Four or five more shots were fired in his direction and he ducked down in his truck, said Taylor. He heard the SUV start up and drive off, and he fired at it again, hitting the back of it.
When Ingram was arrested for a different crime, he confessed to the one involving Weatherman and all four were subsequently charged.
Singletary and Clark were sentenced last year.
Thomas was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and sentenced to 29 to 44 months, with credit for 98 days spent in jail awaiting trial. He must submit a DNA sample, obtain a substance abuse assessment and treatment, have no contact with his co-defendants and pay $500 restitution to Weatherman, jointly/severally with his co-defendants. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine, court costs, and $1,020 for his court-appointed attorney.
On a charge of breaking and/or entering, he was sentenced to an additional 8 to 19 months and ordered to obtain a substance abuse assessment and treatment.
Charges of felony conspiracy and discharging a weapon into occupied property were dismissed per plea.
Ingram, on a charge of conspiracy to commit the discharge of a weapon into occupied property was sentenced to 19 to 32 months, suspended 36 months supervised probation. He received an active sentence of two months and credit for 58 days in jail. He must perform 60 hours of community service, pay $500 restitution jointly/severally, enroll in a substance abuse program, and submit a DNA sample. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, court costs, and $660 for his court-appointed attorney.
On a charge of breaking and/or entering, he was sentenced to 8 to 19 months at the expiration of the previous sentence, which was suspended for 36 months supervised probation. He must serve two months active.
Ingram is to have no contact with his co-defendants unless his probation officer approves it. Charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony conspiracy were dismissed per plea.