Assault with deadly weapon, shots fired, breaking and entering charges issued

Larry Lineral Stevenson
INCIDENT:   Assault with a Deadly Weapon
                       Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle
                       Felonious Breaking and Entering

On Dec. 9 at 8:20am, the victim, Julie Epperson, 45, was returning to her residence at 484 Stonegate Lane in Winston-Salem, when she observed the rear door to the house damaged and standing open. While inside her vehicle, suspect #1, discribed as a white male in his 20's, with a slender build wearing a green ooded sweatshirt, jeans and armed with a black handgun, approached the driver’s door from behind the vehicle and pointed the handgun at the Epperson. The suspect demanded the she get out of her vehicle, and then discharged the gun one time with the bullet striking the left rear door. Epperson immediately began backing the vehicle, and suspect #1 fired another time, with the bullet striking the front windshield. The vehicle hit a tree while backing up, at which time the victim exited the vehicle and ran away. As the victim was running, she fell down causing an injury to her shoulder. The victim was treated for her injury at Baptist Hospital and later released.      

A police K9 track lead officers south into the Gordon Manor neighborhood where a witness reported seeing the two above described suspects running south away from the incident location toward Cliffdale Dr. Another witness observed seeing a small, red vehicle described as a sports car with a spoiler on the back, speeding south on Cliffdale Dr. toward Country Club Rd. Investigation continues.

Update: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This matter has been under investigation by members of Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.  As a result of that investigation, authorities have charged twenty-four year old Jefferey Stuart Sneed with Attempted Murder, Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Vehicle, Felony Breaking and Entering and Larceny after Breaking and Entering. 

Sneed, of 717 Polo Oaks Drive in Winston-Salem, was taken into custody at his residence by Winston-Salem Police Department S.W.A.T. members without incident.  Mr. Sneed is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $500,000.00 secured bond.  A court date of January 07, 2016 has been set in this matter. 

Update: Friday, December 18, 2015

Authorities have made a second arrest in this matter.  Forty-two year old Larry Lineral Stevenson has been charged with Felony Breaking and Entering and Larceny after Breaking and Entering.   Earlier this morning, Mr. Stevenson, of 1209-D E. 11th Street in Winston-Salem, voluntarily surrendered to authorities and is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $20,000.00 secured bond. 

No other suspects are sought in this investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800. "

- A Police Report

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