Shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

BETHEL, PITT COUNTY - A man is in jail in Pitt County on an attempted murder charge, after a shooting victim was found in a Bethel yard.

Anthony Jermaine Purvis shot William Michael Cherry in his upper leg, according to Bethel Police.

Bethel Police found the victim after hearing gunshots at approximately 5:40 p.m. while on patrol in the area of Smith and Jefferson Streets.

The officers found Cherry on a yard on Jefferson Street.

Cherry was treated and released from a Greenville hospital.

Purvis was given a $750,000 bond.

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