Six charged after Smithfield triple shooting
Posted April 1, 2013
Updated April 2, 2013
Smithfield, N.C. — The investigation into a January shooting in Smithfield that injured three people, including a 3-year-old boy, has yielded six arrests, police said Monday.
Amos Stokes and Antwan Hawkins each face three counts of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, accessory after the fact and possession of a firearm by a felon charges, police said. Both were placed in the Johnston County jail on more than $1 million bond.
Patrena Dayes was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and accessory after the fact and placed in jail under a $200,000 bond.
On Jan. 3, police were called to Shanquan Dakell Padgett's home, at 509 Mill St., where they found a 24-year-old man, 34-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son, who were struck by gunfire from a passing car. Investigators have said the child and his mother were innocent bystanders to the shooting.
Padgett, 21, was arrested that day and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.
During the course of the investigation, police also filed drug charges against two other people.
Jalil Sanders faces cocaine trafficking, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of cocaine charged. He was placed in jail under a $75,000 bond.
Margaret Peacock was charged with altering or destroying evidence and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $10,000.