21-year-old Jaheim Tavares Vandiver and 18-year-old Tahilyia Amari Mitchell, both of Charlotte, were arrested by Statesville Police Officers. Vandiver is now charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Mitchell is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury along with misdemeanor counts of discharging a firearm in the city limits, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
On September 22 at approximately 8:20 a.m. Statesville PD received a call in reference to an individual who had been shot in the 300 block of Vernon Lane. Patrol arrived on scene and found a person laying in the road suffering from a gunshot wound to the left leg. Patrol officers began rendering first aid to the victim. A description was given of the suspects and the suspects vehicle. Investigators arrived at the scene and began speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence.
A short time later, the Iredell County Sherriff’s Office became involved in a vehicle pursuit involving the suspect vehicle that was described. After a lengthy pursuit, the suspect vehicle wrecked, and both the driver and the passenger were arrested. The handgun that is suspected as being the handgun used in the shooting was also recovered.
The suspects are not listed as inmates in Iredell County. Vandiver is scheduled to appear in District Court Tuesday (October 11) and November 7. Mitchell has District Court dates October 19 and November 9.
Story; Rob Eastwood-WHKY