Police have arrested a man accused of shooting into a Greenville home while several people were inside.
According to the Greenville Police Department, 27-year-old Justin Ronnelle Edge was arrested early Friday morning. Investigators said Edge fired several shots towards a home on the 1400 block of West 6th Street Wednesday night, while five people were inside the residence.
Of the five people inside, three were adults and two were children-- ages 4 and 1, says the homeowner. The suspect's ex-girlfriend and daughter were among those inside, said the homeowner. Nobody was hurt, police said.
Police said it all began at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, when officers were patrolling the area of West 5th and Vance Streets. That was when they heard several shots being fired.
Edge allegedly approached the homeowner who taking the trash out, asking to speak with his ex-girlfriend who was inside the house, the homeowner said. When the homeowner went inside to relay the message, that's when Edge allegedly started shooting.
Officers later found six shell casings in the street outside the target home on West 6th Street, near the front door of the home, said police. A car parked in front of the house had two bullet holes in it, and the front of the house had four bullets holes.
Investigators said they later determined that the shooting was domestic-related. They said they quickly identified the suspect as Edge, who was known to have had a prior relationship with one of the victims.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Tactical Anti-Crime Unit, negotiators and patrol officers took part in locating and arresting Edge at about 3 a.m. Friday at an apartment on Westhills Drive in Greenville, said police.
Edge, of Greenville, has been charged with the following:
• Possession of a firearm by a felon;
• Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling;
• Probation violation;
• Possession with the intent to see/distribute cocaine;
• Simple possession of marijuana;
• Possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Order for arrest.
Edge is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $155,000 bond.