WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A juvenile is being accused of assault after allegedly pointing a rifle at a person in the Bowman Gray Stadium parking lot, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
At around 6:37 p.m. on Saturday, officers with the WSPD Gun Crime Reduction Unit came to Bowman Gray Stadium after getting a report of a disturbance involving weapons.
At the scene, police were informed that the victim and three suspects were involved in a disturbance. Investigators say that during that disturbance, a juvenile pointed a rifle at the victim.
Officers say they found the three suspects in the parking lot and found probable cause to search the vehicle they were at.
During the search, police found a .22 caliber H&K MP5 rifle, a Taurus 9mm handgun and marijuana within the vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, Patrick Odell Watts, 24, and Bradon Lee Purdue, 20, are being charged with possession of marijuana.
Police contacted Juvenile Justice but a secure custody order was denied for assault by pointing a gun on the juvenile suspect. They were then released to a guardian and investigators will seek a petition for assault by pointing a gun.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800, or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.
A Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.
The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at (336) 276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos, and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.