Teen charged with murder in Shallotte shooting death; victim’s brother also facing charges

Teen charged with murder in Shallotte shooting death

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the Friday night shooting death of a teenager while two other teens, including the victim’s brother, also are facing charges.

Det. Sgt. John Holman with the Shallotte Police Department said Monday evening that Colby Neill Pridgen, 16, of Shallotte, Kasey Jennings Hollar, 19, of Ocean Isle Beach, and Javon Bethel, 17, of Shallotte, were all taken into custody Monday.

Jacary Bethel, 19, of Shallotte, was shot at Cardinal Pointe Apartments located on Paisley Drive in Shallotte late Friday night. He died at the scene.

Friends hold memorial for Jacary Bethel, who was shot and killed at 19-years-old
Friends hold memorial for Jacary Bethel, who was shot and killed at 19-years-old (Source: WECT)

Pridgen is facing a murder charge and was jailed under no bond. His other charges are assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, carrying a concealed weapon, attempted sale and deliver of a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a minor and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance.

Javon Bethel, Jacary’s brother, is charged with first-degree kidnapping, common law robbery and conspiracy to commit common law robbery. He was jailed under a $100,000 bond.

Holar’s charges and bond are the same as Javon Bethel’s.

Shallotte police have declined to release any other information about the shooting at this time.

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