Two women — including one with an earlier felony assault case pending against her — are accused of committing felony offenses in connection with shots fired at the Taps adult recreation facility on the northwest side of the city.

Adina Oneal, 24, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied building and Swanzetta Whitehead, 25, is charged with being an accessory after the fact, authorities said and judicial system records show.

Officers at 1:31 a.m. on Oct. 24 responded to Taps, which is in the 900 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard, and found out Jokita Phillips, who owns the business, had asked a disorderly customer, Oneal, to leave, a city spokesman said.

Oneal assaulted Phillips before leaving, entered the passenger side of a vehicle being driven by Whitehead and began shooting into the business before fleeing from the scene, the spokesman said.

Specifically, Oneal discharged the firearm while patrons and employees were inside the business, Nash County District Court records said. Whitehead drove Oneal away from the scene, the court records said.

Oneal, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Dancy Street in Tarboro, is free on a $5,000 secured bond.


Whitehead, who listed an address in the 1200 block of Blue Rug Road, is free on a $2,000 secured bond.

The Telegram found out about the shooting by backtracking through the local Police to Citizen website, which provides postings of incidents.

The Telegram also found out that Oneal is facing a charge in Edgecombe County of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Edgecombe County District Court records said Oneal is accused of assaulting Tanya McGuire with a 2015 Nissan vehicle on May 18. The records said the Tarboro Police Department is the complaining law enforcement agency in that case.

Bond for Oneal in that case was set at $1,000 unsecured.