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Charges dismissed against man in Goldsboro shooting

Posted June 10, 2011 3:50 p.m. EDT
Updated June 10, 2011 4:25 p.m. EDT

— Charges have been dropped against a 19-year-old man accused of shooting six people during a party at a Goldsboro apartment in May, police said Friday. 

Charges against Jaquan Amand Dennis were dismissed on Tuesday after further investigation implicated his half-brother, Tremaine Malik Lane, in the shootings. 

Lane, 18, of 102 Royal Drive in Dudley, was arrested Friday at his residence. He is charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and 10 counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property.

Lane was also charged with one count of larceny of a firearm stemming from a separate incident.

Shots were fired into the apartment of Raimonte Walls, 21, at 404 N. George St., as he was holding a party early May 22, police said, striking Walls, an unnamed 15-year-old boy, James Crawford Jr. and Teianna Howell, both 16, Covia Williams, 19, and 21-year-old Demetrius Raiford. 

Police said they are continuing to investigate the case and asked anyone with information to call investigators at 919-580-4217 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards to anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Lane was being held under a $1 million bond in the Wayne County jail. He is due in court on Monday.