Ahoskie man held under $3 million bond

Published 5:11 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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WINTON – A local man captured in Greenville on Friday for attempted first degree murder in Hertford County last year is jailed here under a $3 million secured bond.

Quayshaun Howington, 29 of Ahoskie, was sought by the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office for an incident on Oct. 25, 2019 where a person was shot at a residence on U.S. 13 South.

Howington was returned to Hertford County on Tuesday morning where he made a brief court appearance and then placed behind bars.

Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said in addition to the attempted first degree murder, Howington was also wanted for discharging a weapon into occupied property with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injury, possession of firearm by felon, and going armed to the terror of the people.

There were two other individuals at the residence at the time of the shooting, but neither was injured.

Sheriff Hayes added that Howington is also a person of interest in other recent shootings. Those incidents, ones that apparently only caused property damage, are under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Ahoskie Police.

Howington was spotted in Greenville on Oct. 2. Following a foot chase, he was arrested by the Greenville Fugitive Task Force. Howington was charged by the Task Force with resist/delay/obstruct and damage to government property.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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