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Wilson woman arrested in man's shooting death

A joint investigation by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office and the Wilson Police Department led to an arrest less than three hours after Charlie Junior Jordan was found with a gunshot wound along U.S. Highway 301.

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Juanita Nicole Foye - mug shot 5/30/09 - Wilson shooting of Charlie Junior Jordan, of Greenville
WILSON, N.C. — A 26-year-old woman was arrested for the shooting death of a Greenville man along U.S. Highway 301 early Saturday, according to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies and Wilson police officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting on U.S. 301 north of the city around 3:40 a.m. They found Charlie Junior Jordan, 26, who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Jordan was transported to Wilson Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said initial information about the shooting was vague, so it was unclear whether it happened inside city or county jurisdiction. Sheriff Wayne Gay requested the assistance of the Wilson Police Department.

Officers and deputies searched on foot for evidence from Hominy Swamp to the 3400 block of U.S. 301 North. There, they located the crime scene, authorities said.

Investigators arrested Juanita Nicole Foye at her 101 Apt. F First St. home around 6:30 a.m. She was charged with murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

"This case came to a quick conclusion because of the dedicated, professional effort put forth by the responding deputies and officers and then by the investigators of both agencies working together to find the perpetrator of this violent crime and not worrying about whose jurisdiction this incident took place in," Gay said.

Investigators said that Jordan and Foye were acquaintances, but they have not established a motive in the shooting. The investigation was ongoing.

Foye was being held in the Wilson County Jail without bond.

According to state Department of Correction records, Foye has been convicted of three misdemeanors: possession of a weapon on campus and simple assault in 2001 and larceny in 2006.

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