Three Cherry Point Marines are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Greenville on March 23.
Cpl. David Benjamin Lorevil, 21, Pfc. Johnny Velsar Tidwell, 21, and Cpl. Dominix Shequil Fonzie, 20, were arrested on Thursday, according to the Greenville Police Department.
Lorevil is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle, felony conspiracy and felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Tidwell and Fonzie face three counts of felony conspiracy each.
All three are being held in the Pitt County Detention Center. Lorevil has a $500,000 bond, while Tidwell and Fonzie have $350,000 bonds each.
According to a Cherry Point spokesman, all three of the Marines serve in units that are part of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at the base.
Sgt. Joe Friday, of the Greenville Police Department, said Victor Barrett, 19, of Greenville, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released from Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Timeeka Tyson, 18, who was not injured.
Friday said Greenville police responded to a report of a shooting at 2:14 a.m. on March 23 near the intersection of East 12th and Forbes streets.
According to police reports, the incident began as a dispute inside the Phoenix nightclub. The three suspects then allegedly saw the victims’ car at the Sheetz gas station at the intersection of Charles Boulevard and 10th Street. Friday said that Lorevil, Tidwell, and Fonzie used their car to block Tyson’s car on Forbes Street, and then Lorevil allegedly started firing a .45 caliber handgun into vehicle, striking Barrett.
“My understanding is that they pulled in front of them and stopped,” Friday said. “I have no information that says they exchanged gunfire.”
Friday said Greenville police worked with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service at Cherry Point to obtain arrest warrants for the three men.
“We worked very closely with the Naval Investigative Service and we want to give them credit for the substantial work that they did,” Friday said.
He said he was unaware if the gun used in the shooting had been recovered.