Two Walnut Cove residents wanted on shooting charges were located in Georgia and extradited back to Stokes County under $1 million bonds.
Earlier this month, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement that officers were looking for Joshua Cornelius Hairston, 27, and Casey Renee Myers, 25, both of 1030 Sandy’s Play School Road, Walnut Cove, after it was reported that they shot at an occupied vehicle.
On May 7, Myers and Hairston were extradited back to Stokes County from Georgia.
Myers has been charged with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony conspiracy, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for drugs, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1 million secured bond was set.
Hairston was served with the following charges: one count of felony discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony conspiracy, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for drugs, five counts of felony possession of firearms by a felon, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1 million secured.
On April 19, officers responded to a call where it was reported that an occupied vehicle had been shot into while in the area of Pipe Plant Road and Pole Bridge Road in the Pine Hall area. In the preliminary investigation, Officer Ron Reeves met with Robert Allen Gibson, who was operating a gray Dodge Stratus along with his girlfriend and Gibson’s juvenile son at the time of the reported incident.
Gibson reported to an officer that he was traveling along the road when he encountered a burgundy Ford Crown Victoria driven by Hairston and a red Ford Explorer driven by Myers. He said the vehicles blocked his car by cutting in front of him and came to a stop before Hairston and Myers exited their vehicles and started shooting at Gibson.
Officers located evidence of a shooting near the area described by Gibson, and deputies found what appeared to be a bullet hole in his vehicle. A detective obtained evidence to seek warrants on Hairston and Myers.
In addition to charges connected to the shooting case, Myers was also issued the following charges: possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, two counts felony selling or delivering a schedule II controlled substance, two counts felony maintaining a drug vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II counterfeit substance and felony selling or delivering a schedule II counterfeit substance.