Lewiston Woodville man locked up for shooting homes and vehicles

Published 9:33 am Thursday, June 15, 2023

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KELFORD – Shots rang out near here Monday afternoon, leading to the arrest of a Lewiston Woodville man.

Bertie County Sheriff Tyrone Ruffin said that 19-year-old Nakwon Wiggins was taken into custody shortly after his deputies had responded to a “shots fired” call at a residence on Governors Road near Piney Woods Road in Kelford.

Wiggins is charged with attempted first-degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintain vehicle for controlled substances, felony flee to elude arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is jailed under a $110,000 secured bond.

Ruffin said that the Bertie Sheriff’s Office received the call at approximately 2:38 p.m. on Monday. Deputies were given a description of the suspect’s vehicle and the direction that it was headed.

While deputies were in route, Sergeant Dakota Young spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle. Young notified other responding deputies of the vehicle and Deputy Matthew Bond was able to identify and stop the vehicle and detain the driver.

“When Deputy Bond made contact with the driver, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming out of the vehicle, which resulted in a probable cause search of the vehicle,” Ruffin stated.

The Sheriff said that search revealed a felony amount of marijuana and a digital scale.

Meanwhile, other responding deputies and investigators went to the residence where the incident occurred. Through the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was identified as one of the suspects. Deputies and investigators processed the crime scene, collected evidence and spoke to witnesses.

Ruffin said that through the investigation it was learned that two residences and two vehicles were struck by gunfire.

“The suspect was initially arrested for the drug possession, but through the investigation of the shooting, additional charges were obtained for attempted, first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling,” Ruffin said.

He added that the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be obtained.