Morehead City man charged with Attempted Murder

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On 06/29/2020 Carteret County deputies arrested Mitchell Leroy McIver, 27, of 1200 N. 20th Street, Morehead City following a shooting incident that occurred on Hibbs Road in Newport.

Deputies were called to the residence just after 4:00pm on Sunday after a subject reportedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend. McIver is accused to telling the 47-year-old victim that he was going to kill her and followed up by firing fourteen rounds from of a semi-automatic handgun into her home.

Detective J. Henderson, who is investigating the case, reported that five rounds struck the residence in the direction of where the victim was standing inside. The victim was not injured.

McIver fled the scene following the shooting but was taken into custody a short time later by Newport Police who located the defendant on Chatham Street & Market Street.

McIver was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault w/a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling. McIver had his first court appearance this morning and is being held on a $5.1 million dollar bond. McIver also faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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