Four people are charged in connection with shots fired at a house last month — and police have since charged one of the four in connection with a homicide that took place more than three years ago.
Ervin Majors, 19, while already jailed at the Nash County Detention Center for the shooting, was additionally served with a warrant charging him with first-degree murder of Jahmel Dales on Dec. 18, 2017, a City of Rocky Mount spokesman said Friday.
The Telegram has reported that Dales, 22, died at Nash UNC Health Care from gunshot wounds after an acquaintance of Dales had taken him to the hospital.
Police identified a residence in the 1100 block of Niblick Drive in the northwestern part of the city as the place where an altercation occurred that in turn triggered the attack.
Majors is being held without bond on the first-degree murder charge, the city spokesman said.
Majors also is charged with feloniously discharging a weapon into occupied property and misdemeanor discharging a weapon in the Rocky Mount city limits as a result of the shooting last month.
Also charged with the same offenses in that case are Kenneth Blunt, Rajsun Ford and Bredajah Parker.
Blunt and Ford also are both charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Police officers at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 were responding to a call about property damage in the 1300 block of Horne Street in the Duke Circle area of the city when they were told of a call about shots fired near the tennis courts at Sunset Avenue Park, the city spokesman said.
The officers diverted to that area and spoke to a person who heard 16 shots from the area of Best Friend's Dog Park along East Duke Circle and who saw a tan four-door vehicle whose driver was leaving the area via Dawson Place, the spokesman said.
The officers circulated the area of the intersection of Dawson Place and West Duke Circle and found 11 shell casings on the pavement, the spokesman said.
The officers next went to Horne Street in response to the first call and spoke to Priscilla Evans, who said she was inside her residence when she heard glass break from the rear of the home, the spokesman said.
And Evans told the officers she had seen a tan four-door vehicle whose driver was leaving via Dawson Place toward North Taylor Street, the spokesman said.
Officers found damage to the residence's bathroom window consistent with those caused by bullets and also found a projectile lodged in the bathroom door frame, the spokesman said.
Nash County court records said a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun was used during the shooting.
Majors had listed an address in the 200 block of Overton Drive.
Statewide judicial system records online also said that Majors is charged in Edgecombe County with felony breaking or entering, felony larceny after breaking or entering, felony possession of a stolen firearm and misdemeanor possession of stolen property.
The records also said Majors is charged in Pitt County with speeding, driving while his license was revoked, driving with altered or fictitious vehicle registration, driving with either no prior vehicle inspection or after the inspection had expired, driving without motor vehicle registration and driving without vehicle insurance.
Blunt, 21, had listed an address in the 200 block of Arlington Circle.
Nash County court records said a grand jury indicted Blunt on Aug. 17 for possession of cocaine in 2019.
State Public Safety records also said Blunt was convicted in 2019 in Guilford County for breaking or entering vehicles and larceny and also in 2019 in Nash County for breaking and entering vehicles, larceny and attempted larceny and in 2016 in Nash County for larceny.
Ford, 19, had listed an address in the 5900 block of Leonard Road northwest of Red Oak.
Nash County court records said Ford was convicted in 2018 in Nash County for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Parker, 20, had listed an address in the 500 block of Indian Trail in Nashville.
Nash County court records said Blunt, Ford, Majors and Parker were arrested Tuesday by police in connection with the shooting last month.
Prior to being charged with first-degree murder, Majors was being held on a $50,000 secured bond in connection with the shooting last month, the city spokesman said.
Bond was set at $50,000 secured each for Blunt and Parker and at $65,000 secured for Ford, the city spokesman said.
Parker made bail on Wednesday, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said.