Cherry Point Marines charged for alleged Greenville shooting

Charges include attempted murder

POSTED: 9:07 AM Apr 02 2013   UPDATED: 7:43 PM Apr 02 2013
Tidwell, Lorevil, Fonzie
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Three MCAS Cherry Point Marines are charged for allegedly firing shots into a car after a nightclub dispute, according to Greenville Police.

Johnny Velsar Tidwell, 21, and David Benjamin Lorevil,21, and Dominix Fonzie, 20, (L-R) are in the Pitt County Detention Center. The suspects are accused of a shooting near the intersection of E. 12th St. and Forbes St. in Greenville on Saturday, March 23.

According to Sgt. Joe Friday of Greenville Police, the three suspects followed a car with two people inside: 19-year-old Victor Barrett and 18-year-old Timeeka Tyson, both of Greenville. Once at Forbes St., the suspects used a car to block the victims, while Lorevil fired a .45 caliber handgun into the victims' vehicle, Sgt. Friday said.

Barrett was shot in the leg and was being treated at Vidant Medical Center.

"It was just bang bang bang, you know.  So, that's why I thought someone had just shot in the air because it sounded very controlled. It sounded like they were just emptying a clip. Who knew it was into a car," Mike Evans, a neighbor who lives nearby, said.

Detectives believed that the shooting stemmed from a possible dispute that began inside the Phoenix nightclub, Sgt. Friday said.

Lorevil is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, firing into an occupied vehicle, and felony conspiracy.

Meanwhile, Tidwell Fonzie are both charged with felony conspiracy.

Investigators do not believe the suspects know the victims.

All three suspects are active-duty Marines at Cherry Point. At least two are members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, according to a base official.