Shots fired at moving vehicle; Garysburg man arrested

Published 9:42 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

GARYSBURG – A local man here was arrested Saturday after he was identified as the alleged triggerman who shot into a moving vehicle.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Captain Patrick Jacobs reported that Ryvaries Butcher of 139 Beaver Pond Lane, Garysburg, stands charged with discharging a weapon into a moving and occupied vehicle, assault by pointing a gun, and injury to personal property.

Ryvaries Butcher

Ryvaries Butcher

Butcher was placed in the Northampton County Detention Center under a $21,500 secured bond. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance today (Thursday) in Northampton County District Court.

Captain Jacobs said the case against Butcher began at around 8:26 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 when NCSO Patrol Sgt. William Jacobs responded to the Gaston Police Department in reference to speaking with a female victim that reported her vehicle being shot with a handgun by a male subject. That shooting allegedly occurred at 139 Beaver Pond Lane, Garysburg.

Upon the investigation by Sgt. James he was able to develop a male subject identified as Ryvaries Butcher as the shooter and obtained warrants for his arrest.

In in the early morning hours (around 3:17 a.m.) of Sept. 3, Sgt. James, NCSO Deputy William Martin, and Captain Jacobs arrested Ryvaries Butcher at his residence of 139 Beaver Pond Lane without incident.

A search of Butcher’s residence was conducted where a firearm and ammunition was found.

Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith stated it is very dangerous for anyone to fire a weapon into a motor vehicle or a house, especially if they are occupied.

“Many times there are children in a motor vehicle or house when shots are fired into them. It is truly a blessing that no one was injured during this incident. I encourage everyone to settle disputes, disagreements, or other differences in a peaceful and non-violent way,” Sheriff Smith stated.