A Goldsboro man was arrested and charged Tuesday after a caller reported that someone fired multiple shots at his vehicle while the caller was traveling on U.S. 70 East, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ricardo Carlos Hernandez, 23, of North William Street, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, and going armed to the terror of the people.
“He was shooting from his vehicle at other vehicles,” said Capt. Jonathan Griffin of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 3:13 p.m. Saturday about a motorist’s vehicle being shot by someone in another vehicle on U.S. 70 East. The vehicle was shot approximately 10 times before the motorist lost control of his vehicle and crashed, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The motorist was not struck by any of the bullets, but it appears he was injured by shrapnel and/or the collision, the Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators obtained a description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office also received a call about shots being fired at a vehicle in the Emmaus Church Road area at approximately 5:28 p.m. Sunday. No one was shot in the second incident, nor was the vehicle struck, the Sheriff’s Office said. An eyewitness to the second incident provided a description of the suspect and suspect’s vehicle.
Hernandez was in court on an unrelated matter when he was arrested Tuesday, Griffin said.
Hernandez was jailed, and bond was set at $100,000.