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Trevin Ali Brown
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Murder, Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Hickory Man In Connection To Nov. 5 Shootings (updated with more details, 10:10 a.m., 11/18/22)

24-year-old Trevin Ali Brown of 28th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (November 17) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Brown is charged in connection to the murder of 20-year-old Khalil Ryhnhart on November 5. He’s also charged in connection to the shooting of 42-year-old Eric Rhynhart during the same incident.

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on November 5, Hickory Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of Highland Avenue NE after receiving a 911 call from a citizen. The caller was driving on Highland Avenue NE and spotted a vehicle that had driven off the roadway. The caller said there were two males inside the vehicle with gunshot wounds.

Upon arrival, officers found the driver of a 2021 Kia Forte, 42-year-old Eric Rhynhart and the passenger, 20-year-old Khalil Rhynhart injured from gunshot wounds. Catawba County EMS responded and transported Eric Rhynhart to a local hospital. Khalil Rhynhart was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the initial investigation, it was determined that Eric Rhynhart and Khalil Rhynhart were shot while traveling north in the 500 block of Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard SE. The Hickory Police Department is also searching for 18-year-old Jakeis Zamier Harris and 30-year-old Jalen Tremaine Crowell. There are warrants for both of those men charging them with murder in connection to this case.

L-R: Wanted suspects Jakeis Zamier Harris and Jalen Tremaine Crowell
Courtesy of Hickory Police Department

The Granite Falls Police Department assisted Hickory Police in arresting Brown. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (November 18).