Armed Felons Jailed by WPD

Quick response by Whiteville Police led to the arrest of two armed felons Wednesday.

Lafayette Treshaun Davis, 24, of 1855 Mill Pond Rd., Whiteville, and Jesse Lee Thomas Jr., 38, of 1465 Princess Ann Rd., Chadbourn were each charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Thomas was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Bond was set at $20,000 each, jail records show. Both men have been released on bond.

Around 3:28 p.m., WPD were dispatched to West Walter and South Lee streets to a report of shots fired. En route to the scene, officers spotted and stopped the suspect vehicle. Davis and Thomas matched the description of the suspects in the shooting a press release from WPD said.

A search of the vehicle turned up 3.7 ounces of marijuana, crack cocaine, 14 individual bags of crack, suboxone and a number of pills.

Additional charges are pending in the case.

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