Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall reports that officers have now located the third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting incident early Friday morning that left one man dead and another critically injured.
Officers apprehended two suspects — Garrette Wayne Bunch, 58, of 4616 River Gate Drive, Clemmons, and Brandi Leigh Robinson, 28, of 214 Eastdale Drive, Lexington — shortly after 9 a.m. Friday at the Bestway Inn on Main Street in King. Major Jeff Lemons with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday night that police had begun searching for Bunch’s son, Garrette Wayne Bunch Jr., 25, of 4616 River Gate Drive, who has also been charged with one count of murder. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office assisted in executing a search warrant at his residence.
Marshall said officers in Forsyth County located Garrette Wayne Bunch Jr. around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Bunch was found at a vehicle stop near Stanleyville Drive and Old Hollow Road. Marshall said officers shot a pitbull that exited Bunch’s vehicle and charged at them. Bunch was armed with a 45-caliber pistol but was taken in without further incident. He has now been detained in the Stokes County Jail.
Sheriff Marshall reported Friday morning that officers had been dispatched to a reported home invasion and shooting at 1015 Rill Road, off of Leake Memorial Church Road in Germanton, around 1:45 a.m. Friday. Two women and two men were inside when the shooting occurred. The women were able to hide from the suspects. Brian Keith McGee, 37, of 2230 School Street, Winston-Salem, and Brandon Ray Hill, 28, of the Germanton residence, suffered gunshot wounds. McGee was declared dead on the scene and Hill was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition.
Marshall said it appeared that the suspects were acquaintances of the victims, though he could not comment on motive at that time.
According to Marshall, after hearing news broadcasts of the reported incident, motel personnel at Bestway Inn off of Main Street in King located a blue Toyota Tacoma truck fitting the witness’ description and call the 911 Communications Center. King Police Department responded and confirmed the report. The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, King Police Department, N.C. Highway Patrol and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation collaborated with the investigation.
Marshall said officers got in touch with motel management and evacuated the other occupants before arresting the suspects, who were taken into custody without incident. They had checked into the motel at 2:09 a.m. and parked behind the building.