Shooting victim still critical, no suspects in case

By: By William R. Toler -

By William R. Toler

ROCKINGHAM — The victim of a July 12 shooting remains in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.

Capt. Jay Childers with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said investigators are still waiting to speak to 23-year-old Ethan Grant, who was shot multiple times.

The shooting happened on Cartledge Creek Road before 2 p.m. on that Sunday. Grant was airlifted to a trauma center because of his injuries.

Deputies have not said how many times Grant was shot.

Childers said the investigation is ongoing and there is no new information at this time.


A third suspect in an attempted murder in the eastern end of the county is still on the loose.

Deputies are searching for a Moore County man — 21-year-old Tevin Barrington Spencer — who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Deputies say 31-year-old Anisha Nicole McLean, of Hailey Ames Road in Hoffman, drove Spencer and 23-year-old Jason Marcus McLean to a Hoffman home on July 14 to kill Quenton D’Angelo Zinnerman over a domestic dispute.

Spencer and Marcus McLean allegedly fired an unspecified amount of shots into the home — occupied by two children — with handguns.

Neither Zimmerman nor the children were injured in the shooting.

The two McLeans were arrested and each charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied property. Deputies say Spencer will face the same charges when apprehended.


A man hospitalized for injuries has asked deputies to close the case.

William Bryant Jr. of Hamlet was found in the road near the concession stands at Rockingham Dragway in the early morning hours of July 12, lying on his side with injuries around his head and face.

Bryant was taken to the hospital by FirstHealth EMS and later flown to a trauma center.

He has since been released and deputies say he did not want the incident investigated any further.

Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-817-2675 and follow him on Twitter @William_r_Toler.


By William R. Toler

Anyone with information on Ethan Grant’s shooting or the whereabouts of Tevin Spencer is encouraged to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 910-895-3232 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.