An Elizabeth City man is facing multiple charges after police say he fired several gunshots into an occupied dwelling on Monday.
Anthony Trent McCoy Jr., 21, whose last known address was Meadstown Road, was arrested shortly after police responded to a reported shooting in the 1200 block of Byrd Street just before noon.
When officers arrived, several persons inside a residence told them McCoy had fired several gunshots into their home, Sgt. Thurlis L. Jackson of the Elizabeth City Police Department said. McCoy was located nearby and arrested, Jackson said.
McCoy was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into occupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by felon, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in the city limits and possession of marijuana.
McCoy was taken before a magistrate who set his secured bond at $300,100, Jackson said. He was then transported to Albemarle District Jail. McCoy’s first court appearance in Pasquotank District Court will be Thursday.
According to Jackson, McCoy was on parole for another offense at the time of Monday’s shooting incident.