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Suspects Arrested In Alexander County Shooting

Suspects Arrested In Alexander County Shooting

20-year-old Dakota Lee Norton and 20-year-old Carl Anthony Montgomery, both of Tayorsville, were arrested Wednesday (October 7) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. A 17-year-old juvenile was also arrested in this case.

Norton and the juvenile are charged with felony sale and delivery of a schedule VI controlled substance. Montgomery is charged with felony conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance. Norton is also charged with one felony count of shooting into an occupied vehicle and two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Montgomery and the juvenile are additionally charged with one felony count of conspiracy to shoot into an occupied vehicle, and two counts of felony conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

On Wednesday at 10:54 a.m., a call came into Alexander County 911 Communications in reference to a shooting off of Friendship Church Road on Fox Hollow Drive in the Wittenburg Community. Officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, the Taylorsville Police Department, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a residence located on Friendship Church Road, where they found two victims that had sustained gunshot wounds while sitting in their vehicle, a BMW sedan.

After speaking with the victims, it was determined that the incident occurred on Fox Hollow Drive, which is a dead-end road located on Friendship Church Road. Investigating officers responded to the driveway where the shooting occurred. Further investigation revealed that the incident stemmed from a drug deal that took place on Fox Hollow Drive. Both victims were transported by Alexander County EMS to local area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Norton and Montgomery were placed in the Alexander County Detention Center. Norton under a $100,000 secured bond, Montgomery under $50,000 secured bond. They both remained in jail as of earlier today (October 8) and have District Court dates next Monday (October 12) in Taylorsville. The juvenile is being detained at the Juvenile Detention Center.

This investigation is continuing. If you have any information pertaining to this case, contact the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at (828)632-2911 or Alexander County Crimestoppers at (828)632-8555.

[Photos, L-R: Dakota Lee Norton and Carl Anthony Montgomery: Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff’s Office]