On Saturday, October 9, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a vehicle being shot at from another vehicle on Highway 70 East. After having his vehicle shot approximately 10 times, the victim lost control and the vehicle crashed. While the victim did not appear to have been hit by the gunfire, he was injured by shrapnel and/or the collision. A suspect and vehicle description were provided to law enforcement and an investigation began.
On Sunday, October 10, another 911 call reported similar circumstances in the Emmaus Church Road area. No person or vehicle was shot in this case. A suspect and vehicle were identified, and were later pulled over during a traffic stop. 23-year-old Ricardo C. Hernandez of Goldsboro was arrested. A stolen firearms and drugs were also reportedly recovered.
Hernandez is charged with:
- Discharge a Weapon into an Occupied Moving Vehicle
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill
- Going Armed to the Terror of the Public.
His bond was set at $100,000 secured.