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Richmond County deputies charge 2 in weekend shooting; one suspect still at large

Devon Douglas and Larry Williams III are charged in a shooting on Saturday. Douglas was arrested Monday morning, Williams is still at large.

ROCKINGHAM — One suspect is in custody and another sought following a weekend shooting.

Responding to a shots fired call to the Richmond County 911 Center regarding shots fired on Arthur Drive Saturday afternoon, deputies found 35-year-old Kristopher Antonio McNeil in a yard with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

McNeil was airlifted to an undisclosed trauma center where investigators say he is expected to survive.

Investigators obtained warrants for Larry Donald Williams III and Devon Ma’Quan Douglas, both 21 and from Rockingham.

Douglas was arrested while in court Monday on unrelated charges. He is charged with attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Online court records show he was appearing on a felony charge of breaking and entering to terrorize or injure and misdemeanor charges of injury to property and communicating threats.

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Anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 910-997-8283 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.

Douglas’ parole ended April 17 following a 2018 conviction of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, which resulted in a nearly four-year prison stay, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

He was first convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in 2017 and was initially given probation, which was revoked when he was convicted of the aforementioned assault charge.

Online court records show Douglas has two  pending charges of resisting a public office.

All defendants facing criminal charges are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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