On Sunday, May 26, 2019, at approximately 12:59 a.m., the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a person in the 800 block of Alvis Road reporting that about 50 shots were fired by multiple shooters at a gathering of 150-200 people and that multiple people had been shot. When deputies from Brunswick County arrived on scene, they took two subjects into custody while being assisted by Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. The two subjects who were detained, arrested and later charged were Isaiah Stith, age 21, from Lawrenceville and Maurice Webb, age 18, from Lynchburg. Stith was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and reckless handling of a firearm. Webb was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both Webb and Stith are being held without bond at Meherrin River Regional Jail in Alberta.
Simultaneously, the deputies determined that the individuals that had been shot had left the scene. A short time later, it was reported that three gunshot victims arrived at VCU CMH in South Hill. They were identified as Janie Smith, age 22, of Lawrenceville, Teairha Bennett, age 26, of Henderson, N.C. and Tammy Clary, age 44, of La Crosse. Smith was flown to MCV in Richmond. Clary was taken to VCU CMH, but later transported via ambulance to MCV.
Shortly after receiving the call from VCU CMH, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office called and stated that they were on scene at the North Carolina rest area with a vehicle that was occupied by two people that had sustained gunshot wounds. The two victims were identified as Darius Hendricks, age 31, from Emporia and Antonio Atcherson, age 19, from Emporia. They were both flown to Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. Investigators responded to the scene and collected evidence. During the investigation multiple people were interviewed and it was determined that O’Dayle Evans, age 28, from Lawrenceville was in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and he was charged with that offense.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges will be sought. Any person with information related to this crime should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 848-3133 or Brunswick County Crime Solvers at (434) 848-2336.
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank following agencies for their assistance: Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrenceville Police Department, Warren County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, South Hill Police Department, Brunswick EMS, Central Rescue, Southside Rescue, Boydton Life Station and Lake Gaston First Responders.
As of this press release all victim are in stable condition.