Crime

August 19, 2014

U.S. Marshals arrest third person in connection with Memorial Day weekend shooting at Fountainbleau Inn

Police in Greensboro, N.C., arrested a man wanted in connection with one of eight confirmed shootings that happened during Memorial Day weekend.

Police in Greensboro, N.C., arrested a man wanted in connection with one of eight confirmed shootings that happened during Memorial Day weekend.

Tristan Datre Payne, 24, is charged by Myrtle Beach Police with accessory after the fact of attempted murder in connection with a May 24 shooting at Fountainbleau Inn on Ocean Boulevard that injured a man.

The Greensboro Police Department also charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm, as well as fugitive from justice in connection with the May 24 incident in Myrtle Beach.

He was also served with an outstanding order of arrest from Guilford County for failing to appear on a marijuana possession charge, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals office in North Carolina.

Myrtle Beach police spokesman Capt. David Knipes said Payne will face the charges in North Carolina before he is brought to the city. Myrtle Beach police issued a warrant for Payne’s arrest on May 30.

According to the release, he was arrested following surveillance in the area of Guilford College Road in Greensboro. Marhsals say Payne was arrested without incident, though they say he had a stolen handgun and ammunition in his possession, according to the release.

Payne’s bail was set at $266,000, according to the release.

He is the third person to be arrested in connection with the Fountainbleau shooting – which police say was drug related.

Keyanna Desirnae Pegram, 21, of High Point, N.C., was arrested in June and is charged with attempted murder. Police arrested Cornelius Ray Woods, 41, also of High Point, in June as well. He is charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm in a felony, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person related to the shooting.

Police released a video in June related to the incident at Fountainbleau, located at 701 Flagg St. According to a press release, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg. Police said he did not cooperate with officers.

Knipes said Myrtle Beach officers worked with officers from High Point Police Department to identify the people in the video.

Woods was on federal probation a the time of the shooting and not allowed to leave the state.

There were seven other confirmed shootings in Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day weekend that left three people dead and injured six. No arrests have been made in the other shootings.

Myrtle Beach police are traveling to Summerville Wednesday to request the public’s help in connection with a May 24 shooting that killed three people and injured one. All four victims were from the Summerville area.

Jamie Williams, 28, of Ladson, and Devonte Dantzler, 21, and Sandy Gaddis Barnwell, 22, both of Summerville, were killed in the shooting that stemmed from a large fight, police said. A fourth person, Keith Williams of Lincolnville, was injured in the shooting.

Knipes said Crimestoppers will offer a reward for a tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved in the shooting.

Police have said they will not file charges in a May 25 shooting at Wave Rider Resort that left two people injured because the victims and witnesses would not cooperate.

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