Greenville man charged with attempted first degree murder

Carney third arrested for nightclub shooting

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A Greenville man is behind bars, charged with attempted first degree murder along with several other charges.

William Carney, 34, appeared in Pitt County Superior Court on Monday morning on the charges, which include attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Lt. Kip Gaskins tells NewsChannel 12 that Carney was arrested in connection with a June 25 non-fatal shooting at the Night Train Lounge in Bethel. Four individuals were hospitalized as a result of the shooting.

Carney is the third individual to be charged in direct connection to the shooting. Keiston Carney, 29, and Vincent Smith, 30, have both previously been charged with attempted murder in that case.

Additionally, Night Train Lounge owner Willie Ray Acklin and bouncer Timothy White Jr. were each arrested on charges of obstruction of justice tied to the shooting and are being held on $1 million bond each in the Pitt County Detention Center.

William Carney was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center on Monday on a $1,070,000 secured bond. He appeared in court Tuesday morning and is due back in court on July 31 on additional charges of resisting a public officer, DWI and driving on a suspended license.


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