Parolee accused of shooting into moving vehicle


A Wilson man is accused of shooting into a moving car in the Dudley area Thursday.

Deputies of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office say the person driving the targeted car was not struck by the bullets, but the vehicle was damaged.

The victim called 911 and the suspect was located and identified as 28-year-old Kenneth Tyrell Vinson, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Vinson led detectives, deputies and Goldsboro police officers on a chase into the city limits of Goldsboro before he was stopped and arrested, according to the release.

Vinson is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm. All three charges are felonies.

He was being held in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $350,000 secured bond.

Vinson was convicted on a charge of being an accessory to first-degree murder in 2017. He was released from custody on Aug. 3, 2019, and was serving parole at the time of Thursday’s shooting, according to offender information from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.


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