LUMBERTON — Three Lumberton teenagers were charged with shooting into a Clewis Street home early Monday and, according to police, the homeowner was charged with assault following a chase during which his vehicle rammed the vehicle the youths were in.
Emiliano Ramos, 29, of 200 Clewis St., was inside his home just after midnight with three children, ages 5, 9 and 14, when it was struck by gunfire, according to Lumberton police Capt. Johnny Barnes.
“They were inside the residence when they heard shots being fired and bullets striking the residence,” Barnes said.
When Ramos looked out the window, he saw three people get into a 1994 Ford Mustang and drive off, Barnes said. Ramos then got into his own vehicle and followed the car down East Second Street.
Near the intersection of Second and Cedar streets, Ramos rammed his vehicle into the Mustang, causing it to wreck, Barnes said.
Lumberton police were behind the cars traveling down Second Street and saw the wreck, Barnes said.
The driver, Heather Ann Lewis, 19, of 216 Mud Alley Road, was arrested and charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property and was placed in the Robeson County jail under $50,000 bond, Barnes said. The other two teens, Kevin Tyler Hammonds, 17, of 106 High St., and Lintravious Jackson, 18, of 1390 Snake Road, were each jailed under the same charges and $50,000 bond.
Ramos was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Barnes said.
Police found three handguns from the Mustang. Barnes said there were no injuries reported from the shooting or the wreck.