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Greenville man charged in murder of mother, wounding of young son

Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 2:48 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 5:34 PM EST
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - More than a month after a mother was shot dead and her young son wounded there has been an arrest in the case.

Pitt County deputies announced today that Tyquavious Cummings has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Tyquavious Cummings
Tyquavious Cummings(Pitt County Sheriff's Office)

The shooting happened on January 13th at a mobile home on Long Drive, just outside Greenville.

Deputies said 20-year-old Marshayla Pasley died at the scene, while her three-year-old son Chase, was taken to Vidant Medical Center.

Multiple shots had been fired into the home from outside, hitting Pasley and her son. Pasley’s boyfriend and Chase’s father, Raeshon Peoples, who was also in the home, was not injured.

Cummings has been in jail since his January 16th arrest after a high-speed chase that led to stolen firearms being found in the car.

The chase ended at an onramp to U.S. 264. At the time they said the car was possibly connected to the shooting that happened three days earlier.

Cummings is being held without bond on the murder charge, and a $1.5 million bond for the other charges.

ORIGINAL STORY

A mother is dead and her young son wounded after a shooting Wednesday night in one Pitt County neighborhood.

Deputies say it happened around 9:25 p.m. on Long Drive, just outside of Greenville. The mobile home was riddled with bullets.

They say 20-year-old Marshayla Pasley died at the scene, while her three-year-old son Chase, remains at Vidant Medical Center.

Deputies say multiple shots had been fired into the home from outside, hitting Pasley and her son. Pasley’s boyfriend and Chase’s father, Raeshon Peoples, who was also in the home, was not injured.

Peoples says Pasley always supported her family and friends no matter what.

Peoples said nurses at Vidant Medical say Chase is in good condition.

A WITN photographer on the scene says the mobile home was hit by at least 20 rounds from the backside of the trailer. Some of the bullets came out the front side of the home.

There were at least 20 shots fired into this mobile home Wednesday night.
There were at least 20 shots fired into this mobile home Wednesday night.(WITN)

So far no arrests have been made in the shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.

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