23-year-old Nathaniel Lee Davis of Taylorsville, 22-year-old Christina Jean Ledford of Taylorsville, 18-year-old Marco Duzell Banks of Danville, Virginia, and 26-year-old Timothy Jordan Heffner of Statesville were all arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. They are all charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, trafficking marijuana, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver controlled substance. Davis and Ledford are also charged with maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to keep controlled substance. Heffner and Banks are also charged with felony possession of schedule VI controlled substance.
On Tuesday (April 6) at approximately 4:30 p.m., a call came into Alexander County Communications in reference to shots being fired in the Sugar Loaf Community. Officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Probation and Parole responded to a residence on Taylor Ridge Road off of Old Wilkesboro Road, where they discovered a black male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and a white male who had a gunshot wound to the right arm and left hand.
Both individuals were treated by Alexander County EMS. The subject with the gunshot to the abdomen was transported via helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The individual with the gunshot wound to the arm and hand was transported via ambulance to Iredell Memorial Hospital, where he was later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. As of today (April 8), both subjects were still in the hospital in stable condition.
A search of the residence on Taylor Ridge Road was conducted following the shooting incident. Police reportedly found approximately 350 pounds of vacuum-sealed packages containing marijuana and various concentrated forms of THC that are derived from marijuana, including wax. These narcotics have an approximate street value of $525,000. Cash, totaling approximately $240,000, was also seized from the residence along with the narcotics.
The North Carolina Department of Revenue was contacted and requested to respond to the scene. Three investigators with NCDOR responded to assist with the investigation, where various property was seized throughout the residence for drug tax purposes. The investigation is continuing with more charges possible.
Ledford and Davis were placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $235,000 secured bond apiece. Banks and Heffner were jailed in that same facility under $210,000 secured bond. All four suspects are scheduled to appear in District Court April 26.