Lincolnton, NC – A Crouse man has been charged with shooting his neighbor in the legs over a minor disagreement.
Deputies were dispatched Atrium Health – Lincoln around 7:15 p.m. on October 13, 2020 after a man who had been shot in the legs came to the Emergency Room. Treston Ryan Singletary, 23, of 2245 Swanson Road, Crouse told deputies he was visiting Ricky Lee Brooks, 66, at 2259 Swanson Road, Crouse, NC when Mr. Brooks became upset. Singletary told deputies the suspect told him someone had been shooting holes in his ceiling.
Brooks then got a rifle and shot Singletary in both legs. The victim was transported by private vehicle to the emergency room where he was treated for the gunshot wounds.
Meanwhile, deputies secured warrants on Brooks and a search warrant for his residence. Officers went to the scene and took Brooks in custody without incident. They also located the rifle used in the shooting incident. Brooks is charged with one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into occupied property. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.
Investigating officers were Deputies N. Stamey, J. Counts, M. Smith, T. Chapman, M. Bowman and Sgt. K. Davis.