Sheriff's Maj. Howard Branch said lawmen are looking for Justin Pevia, 17, of 586 Wicker Road, Red Springs, Joshual Locklear, 18, of 177 Denny Drive, Red Springs, and Ritchie Dale Locklear, 34, of 7618 Red Springs Road, Red Springs. Each will be charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill.
Branch said that the three were passengers in the car driven by Daniel Travis Rice, 18, of 104 N. Side Drive, Red Springs, when Rice drove the car through a fence and wrecked into a field near Heritage Saddle Club horse track. Branch said that the men were firing shots at six to eight people standing near a residence at 4375 Mt. Zion Road.
None of those people was injured, but one of them, Brandon McMillian, 27, who lives at the Mt. Zion Road address, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was released after posting $100,000 bail.
Rice, who was shot in the head while driving the car, was later arrested at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and intent to kill. He is being held under $100,000 bail. His injuries were not serious.
Branch said the violence was the result of the shooting death of 60-year-old Charles Ronald Locklear on Saturday. Locklear, of 314 Luke Road, Red Springs, was shot after a group of people were involved in a confrontation near the race track.
The Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death and plans to let the District Attorney's Office decide on whether charges will be brought. According to Branch, Rice was with Charles Locklear, and McMillian was with another group when Locklear was killed. McMillian is not suspected of firing the shot that killed Locklear.