Suspects charged in Greenville drive-by shooting

Published: Feb. 12, 2017 at 11:18 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

March 21, 2017

GREENVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office has charged two suspects in a drive-by shooting last month in Greenville that sent five people to the hospital.

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. on February 12th on Church Avenue and Obadiah Street.

Suspects Ronterious Rashad Arnold, 19, and Cedrick Terrell Brown, 23, were arrested in Greenville on Tuesday following an investigation.

During the suspects' arrests, deputies also observed marijuana, 'Spice,' and packaging materials commonly used for illegal drug distribution in plain view at the residence, resulting in the arrest of two additional suspects, Tikeosha Qashe Arnold, 18, and Roosevelt Arnold Jr., 31.

Ronterious Arnold and Cedrick Brown are both charged with five counts of attempted murder, five counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

Ronterious Arnold, Roosevelt Arnold Jr., and Tikeosha Qashe Arnold are charged with possession of marijuana and spice with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ronterious Arnold is also charged with child abuse.

All suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Madison County Jail.

By: Charlene Cristobal

February 12, 2017

GREENVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Madison County deputies are searching for answers after two drive-by shootings injure five people.

MCSO says the first shots rang out around 8:00 Sunday night near the intersection of Church Avenue and Obadiah Street in Greenville. Deputies located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

MCSO says as deputies were trying to render aid and secure the scene, more gunshots rang out less than a block away on Obadiah Street near the intersection of Cook Avenue. Deputies responded to the scene and found three additional victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

All five victims were taken to the hospital.

Many in the close-knit neighborhood were shocked to hear gunfire. One couple was at home, getting ready for bed, when bullets came flying through their living room window. Monday, the window is still intact, but the holes still remain.

Other people in the neighborhood says they heard so many shots, they thought the gunfire was never going to stop. They say that violence has no place in their community.

"People need to stop the foolishness, that's what I'm thinking today," says a woman who lives in the area, but did not want to be identified. "They really do, because this is ridiculous. You grew up with the same people, and then you shoot them?"

Madison County Sheriff's Office investigators say they do not believe people in the community are in danger, but advise everyone to be alert nonetheless.

On Monday, there were very few details MCSO could release because of the ongoing investigation.

The extent of the five victims' injuries and their current conditions are still unknown. We do know that some had to undergo surgery Monday.

If you have any information on this case, you are urged to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division at (850) 973-4152.

Alicia Turner

February 12, 2017

GREENVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a drive-by shooting that left multiple people injured in Greenville Sunday evening.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday in Greenville. Authorities say the first shots were fired at the corner of Obadiah Street and Church Avenue.

The second shooting incident happened at the corner of Obadiah Street and Cook Avenue. So far, five victims have been taken to the hospital.

No word yet on the extent of their injuries. The Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information give them a call at (850) 973-4151.

WCTV will update this story as more information becomes available.