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4 men charged after gunfire reported

November 13, 2015

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington police have charged four men in connection with reported gunfire.

About 10:45 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to an alert from ShotSpotter, the city's gunfire detection system, in the 1100 block of Stewart Circle, which is near North 30th Street.

Officers saw a white sedan leaving the area and put out a description, said Cathryn Lindsay, a Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman. Officers later stopped the car at the intersection of Campbell and North Eighth streets.

Occupant Rashad Tyson, 23, had an outstanding warrant for breaking and entering, Lindsay said. Officers also charged him with possession of heroin.

Police found a revolver in the center dash compartment. Tyson and three other occupants were taken to police headquarters and interviewed.

The driver was Timothy Fronk, 24, and other occupants were Kenyon Simpson, 22, and Jeremiah Simes, 24.

Police ultimately charged all four men with discharging a firearm in the city limits and carrying a concealed weapon, Lindsay said.

As of Friday morning, Fronk, Simes and Simpson were in the New Hanover County jail with bail set at $5,000 each. Tyson's bail was set at $20,000.

-- Julian March

Star News Online