10/02/13 — Man shot in leg after dispute in Mount Olive

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Man shot in leg after dispute in Mount Olive

By John Joyce
Published in News on October 2, 2013 1:46 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive man, known locally as "Bo," faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after shooting a man the locals call "Coot" in the leg with a shotgun at 509 Oliver St. in Mount Olive on Tuesday, police said.

"Bo," whose real name is Eulace Levon Williams, 65, allegedly shot Ronald "Coot" McClain, 53, of 112 Patton St., when the victim refused to leave the suspect's mother's home, Mount Olive Police Chief Brian Rhodes said.

"He'd been told not to come back over there and he did. He was asked to leave and he didn't," Rhodes said.

That is when "Bo" shot "Coot" in the leg with a shotgun loaded with duck shot, he said.

The shooting occurred before 9 a.m. outside the suspect's residence.

Once on scene, police wrestled Williams to the ground and arrested him. He was also charged with resisting a public officer.

Williams, of 509 Oliver St., is being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond, but will face additional charges.

"During his investigation, (Officer Rodney Jarmin) found that Williams is a convicted felon," Rhodes said.

At the request of the Mount Olive Police Department, the Wayne County Magistrate's Office issued an arrest warrant for Williams charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police served Williams with the warrant on the new charges for which he received an additional $5,0000 secured bond.