The trail has gone cold in the search for the suspect in an Aug. 9 shooting in Havelock.

The trail has gone cold in the search for the suspect in an Aug. 9 shooting in Havelock.

Havelock police are still looking for Javon Anthony Ward, 22, last known to live in the Eagleís Nest mobile home park in Newport at the corner of Nine Foot Road and Howard Boulevard.

Ward is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. He is alleged to have shot Stevn Kyle Todd, 25, in the parking lot of the Kelly Park apartments in Havelock.

Kyle suffered five gunshot wounds and was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He has since been released. Meanwhile, Ward remains on the loose.

"The puzzling part of our efforts is that we have had absolutely no information come into us regarding his possible whereabouts or any possible sightings of him," Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus said.

Ward is alleged to have fired at Todd following a fight that stemmed from a confrontation two weeks earlier at Chopperís Place, a nightclub/bar on East Main Street in Havelock, Cyrus said. Ward allegedly shot Kyle from the front seat of a dark burgundy SUV driven by another man, who remains unidentified and at large.

Cyrus said Wardís information has been placed in the National Crime Information Center.

Ward is described as black, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. He has the word "Savage" tattooed above his right eye, a teardrop tattoo below his left eye and the word "MOB" tattooed near his right eye.

Cyrus said people should consider Ward to be armed and dangerous.

"We havenít located the weapon," Cyrus said of the 9mm handgun believed used in the shooting. "We donít know his whereabouts. We donít know what his frame of mind may be. We donít know if heís running or has settled down to a particular area. We donít want a situation to occur where someone sees him and recognizes him and tries to apprehend him because it could result in the serious injury of the person who tries to do so."

Anyone with information about Ward can call Havelock police at 447-3212. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 463-7115 or go online to, select police and then select tip. Craven County CrimeStoppers, at 633-5141, is also offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.