ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) – Elizabethtown Police officers were dispatched to the Days Inn on East Broad Street this weekend after a disturbance with shots fired was reported.
Officers arrived around 1 p.m. on Saturday to find a suspect outside the Days Inn with a pistol in his hand, according to Elizabethtown Police Department Chief Robert Kinlaw. They were able to convince the subject to surrender the pistol and officers took 22-year-old Charles Kenzell Carter into custody without incident.
Officers reportedly learned that Carter and his girlfriend had been staying at the Days Inn. The mother of Carter’s girlfriend went to the hotel and found her daughter had been assaulted.
The mother and Carter got into an altercation, Kinlaw said, and he produced a gun. As she fled the scene, the mother said she heard a gunshot.
When officers took Carter into custody, they found approximately 32 grams of marijuana in his pocket. He was charged with injury to real property, going armed to the terror of the public, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with the intent to sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep or sell marijuana, and discharging a firearm within city limits.
Carter was in the Bladen County Jail at the time of this post with a $1,505,000 secured bond. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crime.
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