On Friday, September 1st, 2017 at approximately 9:38 P.M., the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident of Buck Road Extension in Washington, to report a home invasion. The caller advised three armed men wearing masks had entered the residence demanding money and fled the scene in a vehicle. The caller stated her husband and brother began following the suspect vehicle which was traveling back towards Washington. While being pursued, the suspects began shooting at the victims, striking their vehicle several times.
Deputies with the Patrol Division responded and attempted to intercept the suspect vehicle. Shortly thereafter, Deputies were involved in a brief foot chase with one of the suspects, later identified as Tykeis Dashawn Blount, age 17. A second suspect, later identified as Jaylen Dontrelle Gilmore, age 18, was located in the parking lot of Cook Out at 1004 Carolina Avenue in Washington. Gilmore refused to comply with Deputies commands and after a brief struggle, Gilmore was taken into custody and a firearm recovered from his person.
With the assistance of the Washington Police Department, a third suspect, later identified as Infiniti Allure Harris, age 19, was located hiding in the suspect vehicle. As a result of information and evidence gathered during the investigation, Blount, Gilmore, & Harris have been charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Vehicle. Blount was additionally charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Resisting a Public Officer.
Blount, Gilmore, & Harris were taken into custody and presented before Magistrate D. Curtis. Blount and Gilmore were both placed under a $500,000.00 secured bond, while Harris was placed under a $250,000.00 secured bond and held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.
During the course of the investigation, Investigators learned a fourth suspect, Zay’Meion DonShay Thompson, age 18, was involved and has additionally been charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Vehicle.
Thompson is still at large, and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Zay’Meion DonShay Thompson is asked to contact Beaufort County Crime Stoppers by phone, text or through their website. Call (252)974-6400; text a tip anonymously by dialing 274637 on a cellphone and in the body of the message, type BCSO131 and the tip; or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website, www.beaufortcountycrimestoppers.com, by following the “Tip Line” link and filling out an online form. Calls, texts, and emails are anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to Mr. Moore’s arrest. Tipsters do not have to give their name to receive a reward.