Charges upgraded against man involved in Craven County shooting


NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) Charges have been upgraded against a man involved in a shooting reported in a neighborhood in Craven County, deputies said.

On Tuesday at 9:19 p.m., the Craven County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting in the 300 block of Green Springs Road. 

Upon arrival, deputies said they located Cedric Andre Williams who had suffered a gunshot wound that entered the right side and exited the left side of his back. 

Williams said that he had been shot by his across the street neighbor who was identified as Ronald David Eanes, 51, of New Bern.

Deputies said they located Eanes at his residence and recovered a .38 revolver.

Williams was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. 

He was treated for a non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators presented the results of their preliminary investigation to the District Attorney’s Office for review. 

As a result of the review, warrants have been issued for Eanes charging him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as a result of a 1987 conviction for breaking and entering. 

Based upon an ongoing investigation by the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, and after conferring with the Craven County District Attorney’s Office charges have been upgraded against Eanes. 

Warrants were served on Eanes charging him with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.  

Eanes is being held in the Craven County Confinement Facility and is being held without bond pending an initial appearance in Craven County District Court scheduled for June 8.

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