Shooting suspect faces new charges


By Mike Gellatly - mgellatly@civitasmedia.com



Damian Bowers


LUMBERTON — A Lumberton teenager currently awaiting trial on two attempted murder charges has been arrested again for attempting to kill another Robeson County teen.

Damian Jeremiah Bowers, 19, of 154 Bowden Lane in Lumberton, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and assault by pointing a weapon.

Bowers was already awaiting trial for shooting two employees of a McDonald’s restaurant in Lumberton in November and was free on $80,000 bond.

According to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Bowers on May 31 fired shots at Trevan Oxendine, 17, from outside Oxendine’s home in Rowland. It was unclear if Oxendine was struck and is so, the extent of his injuries.

Bowers was arrested Wednesday by Robeson County Sheriff’s deputies and jailed on $310,000 bond.

According to Lumberton Police Department, Bowers shot Darius Lewis and Patrick Britt, both McDonald’s employees, on Nov. 11 when they asked him and a group of people he was with to move their vehicle because it was blocking a delivery truck at the Roberts Avenue restaurant.

Britt was shot twice and Lewis a single time. Both were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center and were released several days later.

According to Lumberton Police Department, the incident was caught on security camera.

If convicted, Bowers could face life in prison on both of the attempted first-degree murder charges in this case. The most recent assault charges carry a 14-year maximum sentence.

Bowers has court dates scheduled this month on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied building, communicating threats, assault by pointing a firearm, assault on a female and trespassing.

Bowers has previously been convicted of misdemeanor larceny and breaking and entering.

Damian Bowers
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By Mike Gellatly

mgellatly@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mike Gellatly at 910-816-1989 or via Twitter @MikeGellatly

Reach Mike Gellatly at 910-816-1989 or via Twitter @MikeGellatly

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