Pittsboro, NC – On Thursday, May 4, 2023, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office arrested a second suspect in connection with a shooting that occurred on April 26, 2023.
Wayne Lee Wilson Jr., 26, no address, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and discharging a weapon into occupied property. Wilson was jailed under a $125,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham District Court on May 15, 2023.
The incident occurred on April 26 at approximately 11:40 a.m., when suspects in an SUV fired into another vehicle at the junction of Moore Mountain Road and Hamlets Chapel Road. A 17-year-old victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from the hospital.
During their probe, investigators also identified Brian Julius Blackwell, 21, of 1062 Morris Road, Pittsboro as a potential suspect and located him on Friday, April 28 at Seaforth High School where he was attempting to pick up another student. Blackwell is not a student at the high school. Upon searching the vehicle Blackwell was driving, drugs were discovered, leading to Blackwell’s arrest.
Blackwell is charged with maintaining/selling/delivering/possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substance, discharging weapon into occupied property, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of drug paraphernalia. Blackwell’s bond was set at $125,000. He is scheduled to appear in Chatham District Court on May 15, 2023.