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Suspect Arrested in East Arcadia Shooting

From: Sheriff James A. McVicker

On Tuesday, June 16th, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man shot five times in the ankle, leg, arm, and chest in the East Arcadia area at Sambo’s on Carter Road. The victim, Tyron Byrd, of  East Arcadia was driven to the Acme Delco Rescue Squad building and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. (this paragraph previously released)

On Wednesday night, July 8th, The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested, Shamar Davone Keaton, of 63 Buck Keaton Way, Riegelwood. Keaton was arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury in the shooting of Tyron Byrd which occurred on June 16.

During the arrest, a search was conducted, and three (3) stolen firearms, seven (7) grams of cocaine, sixty (60) grams of marijuana, and approximately $5,000 in U.S. currency were seized.

Additional charges on Keaton as a result of the search were:

Possession of a stolen firearm, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver, Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver  Schedule II Controlled Substance, Manufacture Schedule I Controlled Substance, Manufacture Marijuana, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Manufacture, Sell, Deliver or Possess a Controlled Substance within 1000 of a School, and Possession of Marijuana. Bond is set at $80,000 secure.

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