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Suspects charged in connection to Burgaw shots fired incident

Theio Robert Manley (Source: Burgaw Police Department) Theio Robert Manley (Source: Burgaw Police Department)
Johnnie Lee Herring (Source: Burgaw Police Department) Johnnie Lee Herring (Source: Burgaw Police Department)
BURGAW, NC (WECT) -

Officials with the Burgaw Police Department say Johnnie Lee Herring, wanted in connection to a shots fired incident at the Durham Village Apartment Complex, has turned himself in.

According to the Burgaw Police Department, officers responding to a call of a man with a gun and shots fired encountered Theio Robert Manley, 24 of Rocky Point, in a silver BMW along with another man, 34-year-old Johnnie Lee Herring around 6:15 Tuesday night.

Police say Manley was attempting to leave the area in the vehicle, however officers stopped him.

Officers confronted Manley, who exited the vehicle holding a handgun, then fled on foot.

A chase ensued, and officers eventually apprehended Manley in a wooded area just east of Durham Village Complex. During the chase, officers watched Manley throw the handgun in a ditch. Police were able to retrieve the gun.

Manley was processed and taken to the Pender County Jail, where he was placed under a $50,000 secured bond and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm in the city limits, two counts of resisting a public officer and driver with a revoked license.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

Police issued arrested warrants for Johnnie Herring for involvement in the incident at Durham Village and multiple hit and run accidents in the area of Walker and Fremont Street.

Herring turned himself in around 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Burgaw Police. He was charged with driving while license revoked, two counts of failing to report an accident, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, resisting a public officer, driving the wrong way on one-way street, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a firearm in the city.

He was placed in the Pender County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

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