Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gastonia Police Arrest Two for Shooting Out of Moving Car

Rashawn Antonio Williams
 Gastonia police officers have arrested two men accused of firing a shotgun from their car as they were traveling in Gastonia Wednesday night.

Twenty-four year-old Rashawn Antonio Williams and 41 year-old Sonny James Hayes were arrested Thursday. Reports place the two in a 2006 Nissan Altima driving down the 1500 block of Poston Circle, which runs off of Franklin Boulevard near New Hope Road. Williams aimed a 12-gauge shotgun at another car and fired the gun out of the car's window.

Luckily, none of the four occupants in the other car were injured. The shooting stems from a domestic dispute between Williams and his girlfriend, and Williams mistakenly thought that she was in the other vehicle.

Sonny James Hayes
Williams faces charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, discharging a firearm within city limits, and going armed to the terror of the public. Williams was jailed in Gaston County undre a $30,000 bond.

Hayes was charged with felony aid and abet for driving the vehicle as Williams fired the weapon. He was also jailed in Gaston County under a $15,000 bond.