The man who allegedly shot and killed a Roseboro man at Lakewood Country Club was taken into custody Monday, even as information was released of two others arrested in an assault at the clubhouse the same night.
Emmanuel Mikel Kerr, 21, of Garland, turned himself in to authorities at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office facility on Fontana Street just before noon Monday. He was wanted in connection with the murder of Anthony Demps King Jr., 41, of Roseboro Highway, Roseboro, and the shooting of Daniel Cleveland Cooper, 25, of Turkey Farm Lane, Salemburg.
“Emmanuel Kerr turned himself into authorities this morning at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office. He was cooperative with investigators and he was served for murder without incident,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith. “He was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under no bond.”
Authorities took out warrants against Kerr on charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon. The Sheriff’s Office released information late Friday afternoon indicating that authorities had been looking for Kerr since the July 3 early-morning melee at Lakewood Country Club, but had not been able to locate him. King was killed and six others injured, including a Sampson County Sheriff’s deputy.
Also Monday, arrests reports on two women were released. The two arrests, made Friday night, stemmed from assaults at the club.
Shantel Lenay Neal, 26, of 1300 Willard St., Greensboro, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon intending to kill inflicting serious injury and assault on a government official. Jauteria Shanice Faison, 22, of 57 Pitchfork Lane, Salemburg, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Neal was arrested in connection with the assault on Deputy A.J. Brown, who sustained a cut on his arm trying to break up the fight and was treated at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Faison was arrested in connection with the assault of Vanessa Star Royal, 32, of Hayne Stretch Road, Roseboro. Royal was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville with severe head trauma.
Neal received an additional charge of assault and battery from an investigation out of Guilford County. She was arrested on Southeast Boulevard Friday. She was placed under $53,000 secured bond for the charges against her. Faison received $50,000 secured bond after being taken into custody on West Turlington Street, Salemburg.
Both will make an initial court appearance Friday.
“The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely, but we have no further information at this time,” Smith said.
The shooting happened just after 2:30 a.m. July 3 at the Lakewood clubhouse, situated between Roseboro and Salemburg. An altercation occurred that ultimately resulted in three people being shot, one person being stabbed and two others beaten. Along with Brown’s injuries, another deputy’s vehicle was struck by people trying to flee the gathering, however that deputy did not sustain any injuries.
Mary Denise Rich, 37, of Huntington, N.Y., was treated at Sampson Regional for a minor stab wound and a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Tonya Marie Tillery, 27, of School Road, Salemburg, and Joe Richard Taylor, 26, of Hayes Chapel Road, Rose Hill, were treated at Cape Fear for stabbing and assault injuries.
King died as a result of his gunshot injuries, reportedly from a shot fired by Kerr. King was initially supposed to be airlifted to Wake Med with serious injuries, but underwent emergency surgery at Sampson Regional before being transferred to Wake Med later in the morning July 3. He succumbed to his injuries shortly after noon that same day. Cooper was treated at Sampson Regional for a non-life threatening gunshot wound, which was also linked to Kerr.
On Friday, authorities said Kerr should be considered armed and dangerous. Kerr has a prior conviction of breaking and entering in Sampson County. He was convicted in April 2014 for the December 2013 offense, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Faison was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in Sampson in 2013, court records show.
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