Third arrest made in Memorial Day weekend shooting
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:02:01 GMT —
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting at the Fountainbleau Inn in Myrtle Beach over Memorial Day weekend.
Tristan Datre Payne, 24, was arrested Tuesday morning in Greensboro, North Carolina, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals.
Payne has been charge by the Greensboro Police Department with Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Stolen Firearm, and Fugitive from Justice for the Myrtle Beach South Carolina Accessory After the Fact of Attempted Murder charge, the release said.
He was also served with an outstanding Guilford County Order for Arrest for failing to appear on a misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge.
Payne was arrested after a U.S. Marshals joint task force began conducting surveillance in an area off of Guilford College Road in an effort to locate and arrest Payne. Tuesday morning Payne was identified as a passenger in a car and task force members converged on the vehicle and took Payne into custody.
At the time of the arrest, they say Payne was in possession of a stolen handgun and ammunition.
Payne was given a $266,000 bond for all the charges.
Two other suspects, 21-year-old Keyanna Pegram of High Point North Carolina, and 41-year-old Cornelius Ray Woods of High Point, were arrested previously in connection with this shooting.
Myrtle Beach police said previously that surveillance video from the shooting helped them identify the suspects. The video shows three people entering a hotel room. A man then backs out and is shot in the leg.
Police say the shooting, which took place May 24 at the Fountainbleau Inn, was drug related.