Pitt County man shot over card game
Posted December 1, 2011
Stokes, N.C. — Authorities say a Pitt County man shot another man over an argument during a card game early Sunday.
James Edwin Brown Jr., 38, became upset while hosting a card game at his home at 3149 Clemmons School Road in Stokes, said Christy Wallace, a spokeswoman for the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.
She said that around 4 a.m., he pulled out a handgun and shot Larry Earl Roberson, 57, in the shoulder. Brown also "randomly" shot at four other people inside and outside his home but didn't injure them, Wallace said.
Roberson was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, and authorities said his injuries are non-life-threatening. Brown was treated at the hospital for facial injuries.
Brown was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of a weapon by a felon. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $2.3 million secured bond.
Brown was on probation after being convicted of maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances in May 2010, according to state Department of Correction records.
He also served five years in prison for attempted armed robbery in the 1990s, has two convictions for assault on a female and, in recent years, had numerous driving while impaired and other driving violations.