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Two Teens Accused Of Shooting BB Guns At Knightdale Residents

Posted July 13, 2005

— Police arrested two teens Tuesday evening for shooting a BB gun at Knightdale residents.

Kyler Stewart, 16, and Sean Prestley, 16, each were charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon, the Knightdale Police Department said.

According to police, the two teens would ride through the Planters Walk Subdivision and shoot BB guns at residents.

On Tuesday, the suspects reportedly hit a woman in the leg; it was the fourth incident reported to the police department in three days.

"I heard a noise like an air pistol or something and then I felt a sting on my legs," said Katrina Newton, one of the victims.

After she was hit, Newton said she jumped in her car and raced down the street to an officer. Police quickly arrested the teens without any problems.

"In an encounter with a law enforcement officer with the guns they had, it would be a very serious circumstance," said Skip Blaylock, Knightdale Director of Public Safety.

Blaylock said the BB guns Stewart and Prestley were allegedly carrying looked almost identical to the weapons officers carry.

"It's not a game," Newton said. "Someone can seriously get hurt."

Both Stewart and Prestley were released Wednesday to their parents' custody. Stewart's parents told WRAL that while they do not condone the boys' behavior, they do not understand why they are facing such serious charges and being charged as adults, considering it was just a BB gun.


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