Melissa Greenroyd, 40, of Wilson was arrested Tuesday evening pending drug and weapon charges. Wilson Police Chief Felix Hernandez identified Greenroyd as the mother of James Conn Nipp.
Greenroyd was charged with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, transporting a firearm and possession of CDS which came with a $1,000 own-recognizance bond. Hernandez said the traffic stop came as a result of shots fired.
"We received a call at 11:36 p.m. [Tuesday] from a citizen who reported someone had fired shots at him on a county road," Hernandez said. "The citizen gave a description of a vehicle, which was a 2001 Dodge Neon. An officer spotted the vehicle in town and made a traffic stop at the intersection of 5th Street and Fairview."
Hernandez said the shots were fired at the intersection of Riggs and Dillard Road at two people in a vehicle. The victim who reported the incident said Greenroyd had followed the vehicle out of town. The driver stopped and asked why Greenroyd was following them. Hernandez said Greenroyd told them she had a problem with the passenger. The victims proceeded to drive off, at which point Greenroyd allegedly fired shots at the vehicle.
Hernandez said Greenroyd appeared under the influence when the traffic stop was executed, and medication prescribed to a deceased relative was found in the vehicle. The weapon, a .25 caliber handgun, was also found.
A search warrant was executed Wednesday morning on Blackjack Lane in Wilson, which resulted in two arrests. Shawn Luke and Freddie Williams were both arrested and transported to the Carter County Detention Center. They are scheduled to make a court appearance today.
Luke and Williams were arresting pending charges of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS (meth), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The warrant was the result of a detailed drug investigation, Hernandez said.