UPDATE: The Wilkes Sheriff's Office charged a third person in this case on Monday. Tavian Ellis Bynum, 21, of Hickory Street, North Wilkesboro, was arrested Monday on two counts each of felony aid and abet attempted murder and felony conspire to commit attempted murder and one count of accessory after the fact of a felony (attempted murder). Bynum was charged after the crime scene was processed and more information was obtained, said Major Logan Kerr of the sheriff's office. Kerr said Bynum was in the vehicle with the other two people charged when shots were fired.
The Wilkes Sheriffs Office charged two men with two counts each of attempted murder and one count each of discharging a firearm into an occupied motor vehicle in connection with an incident early Friday morning.
Deputies apprehended Christopher Kyle, 22, of Moravian Falls, and Gavin Seth Call, 20, of Boomer about 2 a.m. Friday. Both were in the Wilkes County Jail with secured bonds of $500,000 on Saturday.
In addition to the felony charges, Call is charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Major Logan Kerr of the sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a call about shots fires on N.C. 268 West near the Blood Creek Overlook on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir about 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Kerr said they met the victims of the incident, three females in their early 20s, in a Ford SUV on N.C. 268 West.
Kerr said the victims told deputies that multiple shots were fired from a Lexus SUV and hit the Ford they were in while it was stationary in the Blood Creek Overlook parking lot and as they were fleeing on N.C. 268 West.
Kerr said the victims reported that the Lexus continued pursuing them down N.C. 268 West towards the Town of Wilkesboro. The victims attempted to seek refuge at the Goshen Fire Station before meeting with deputies.
He said that when the victims met deputies on N.C. 268 West after having called 911 during the pursuit, the Lexus wasn’t in sight.
Kerr said an investigation led to Kyle and Call being apprehended at Call’s home on Pumpkin Creek Road, which is off N.C. 268 West in Boomer. The Lexus was also located at Call’s residence and impounded.
Kerr said the rear area of the Ford was hit by multiple shots fired by a semi-automatic pistol, but no one was injured in the incident.
Details on what prompted the incident weren't released by the sheriff's office. The investigation is continuing, with assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation.