3 – including juvenile – charged with attempted murder

Published 2:54 pm Monday, February 13, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

Three people were taken into custody on Monday, accused of shooting two others during a robbery attempt on Jan. 15.

A juvenile was among those taken into custody.

The arrests were a result of “good, old fashioned detective work,” said Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman.

The Jan. 15 shooting at the residence of John David Keller in the Deer Run mobile home park off US 64 East in Mocksville appears to be a simple robbery attempt, not a retaliation from Keller’s alleged road rage incident, Hartman said.

“It turns out it had nothing to do with it, not at all related to the road rage,” Hartman said.

Beginning before daylight on Monday, sheriff’s detectives and deputies began rounding up suspects and conducting searches: at residences on North Hiddenbrook Drive, Advance, and on Rainbow Road, Advance. A third search warrant was executed at a residence on Sanford Ave., Mocksville, at about noon.

Each charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of burglary were:

• Peter Ilya Bland, 19, of N. Hiddenbrooke Drive, Advance; and

• Donavan James Moore, 18, of Sanford Ave., Mocksville.

Each was taken into custody in lieu of a $2 million bond.

The third suspect, 17, of Rainbow Road, Advance, faces the same charges on a juvenile petition. His name is being withheld because of his age.

“The suspected gun from the shooting was recovered from one of the searches along with other physical evidence,” reported Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs. “The Davie County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the investigation.”

That investigation is continuing, he said, and any information should be forwarded to the sheriff’s criminal investigation division at 336-751-6238 or at sheriff@dcsonc.com.

The shooting occurred around 7:19 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The suspects were apparently surprised that someone was staying at the residence while the road rage suspect was in jail. They shot that man in an argument that followed, as well as a neighbor, who came over when he heard the commotion. Both – Michael Joseph Fusari, 34, and Robert John Wiegand, 56, suffered non-life threatening injuries, Jacobs reported, and were taken to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at the time of the shooting.