April 19, 2021

Two people shot, several arrested in April 6 incident

A shooting north of Taylorsville April 6 left two people injured with gunshot wounds and multiple arrests were made after the investigation led to the discovery of hundreds of pounds of marijuana, Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman said Thursday morning, April 8. The incident occurred at 56 Taylor Ridge Road, off Old Wilkesboro Road.

One person was shot in the stomach and was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital. The other gunshot victim was taken to a local hospital.

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at approximately 4:30 PM, a call came into Alexander County Communications in reference to shots fired in the Sugar Loaf Community of Alexander County.  Officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and North Carolina Department of Public Safety-Probation responded to a residence located on Taylor Ridge Road off of Old Wilkesboro Road, where they discovered a black male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and a white male who had a gunshot wound to the right arm and left hand. Both individuals were treated by Alexander County EMS.  The person with the gunshot to the abdomen was transported via helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  The person with the gunshot wound to the arm and hand was transported via ambulance to Iredell Memorial Hospital, where he was later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. As of April 8, 2021, both subjects are still in the hospital in stable condition.

The following individuals have been charged in connection with this incident:

Nathaniel Lee Davis

  • Nathaniel Lee Davis, W/M age 23 of Taylorsville, was charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Felony Trafficking Marijuana, Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver a Controlled Substance, Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling for a Controlled Substance, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Davis is being held under a $235,000 secured bond with a first appearance date of April 12, 2021, in Alexander County District Court.

    Timothy Jordan Heffner

  • Timothy Jordan Heffner, W/M age 26 of Statesville, was charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Felony Trafficking Marijuana, Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Felony Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance. Heffner is being held under a $210,000 secured bond with a first appearance of April 12, 2021 in Alexander County District Court.

    Christina Jean Ledford

  • Christina Jean Ledford, W/F age 22 of Taylorsville, was charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Felony Trafficking Marijuana, Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver a Controlled Substance, Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling for a Controlled Substance, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ledford is being held under a $235,000 secured bond with a first appearance date of April 12, 2021 in Alexander County District Court.

    Marco Duzell Banks

  • Marco Duzell Banks, B/M age 18 of Danville, VA, was charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Felony Trafficking Marijuana, Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Felony Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance. Banks is being held under a $210,000 secured bond with a first appearance of April 12, 2021 in Alexander County District Court.

A search warrant of the residence on Taylor Ridge Road was executed following the shooting incident.  The search of the premises led to a discovery of approximately 350 pounds of vacuum-sealed packages containing marijuana and various concentrated forms of THC that are derived from marijuana, including wax. Many packages of candy laced with THC were also confiscated.  These narcotics have an approximate street value of $525,000.  Cash, totaling approximately $240,000, was also seized from the residence along with the narcotics.

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman displays the 350 pounds of marijuana seized following the April 6 shooting.

 

Many packaages of candy containing THC compounds were found at the home where the shooting occurred.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue was contacted and requested to respond to the scene.  Three investigators with NCDOR responded to assist with the investigation, where various property was seized throughout the residence for drug tax purposes.

This investigation is continuing with more charges forthcoming.

Sheriff Bowman would like to thank all agencies for their assistance in this investigation.

Approximately $240,000 in cash was also seized at the residence where the shooting occurred north of Taylorsville on April 6, 2021.

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