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Man taken into custody for allegedly shooting stepfather

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By William F. West
The Daily Advance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — A 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the recent shooting of his stepfather in the Newland area was apprehended on Tuesday in Pitt County, the Pasquotank County sheriff said.

Deonte Stokley was taken into custody by the Greenville Police Department's violent criminal apprehension team and the State Bureau of Investigation's fugitive and missing person task force, Pasquotank Sheriff Randy Cartwright said in a prepared statement.

Cartwright said Stokley is presently being held in lieu of $500,000 secured bond, but didn't release any additional information about the case.

The Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office had said warrants were out for the arrest of Stokley for allegedly wounding Johnnie Johnson III, 40, in the groin at his residence in the 600 block of Crooked Run Road the afternoon of April 14. A second person was arrested in Greenville in connection with the incident.

The Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office had said Stokley is wanted on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury to Johnson, along with felony discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

N.C. Public Safety records show Stokley, who is on probation, has a history of prior convictions in three Albemarle region counties, including Pasquotank.

Those records include Stokley being connected to an April 2006 homicide in Elizabeth City.

According to past news accounts, Stokley was arrested in June 2008 as part of a probe of a deadly attack on James Rodney Modlin Jr., 31 and who worked for City Beverage Co.

The body of Modlin was found near the city water treatment plant at Durant and George streets. Modlin died of blunt force injuries to the head.

The N.C. Public Safety records show Stokley was sentenced to a minimum of six months and a maximum of eight months after being convicted for accessory after the fact to involuntary manslaughter of Modlin.

Stokley was the second of three suspects arrested in the case over time.

As for the shooting of Johnson, Stokley's ex-wife, Racquel Gibbs, 34, of Winterville, is presently out on $25,000 secured bond for alleged felony aiding and abetting Stokley after the incident.

Cartwright has said the incident resulted from a family dispute.

Gibbs has claimed the incident occurred in connection with Johnson engaging in improper sexual contact with 4-year-old girl of whom she and Stokley are the parents.

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