LILESVILLE — An altercation between two Rockingham men on the Anson County side of the Pee Dee River left one of them with a bullet wound.
Anson County sheriff’s deputies say Michael Kevin Allen, 35, of Oak Avenue, assaulted and shot William David Scott, 54, of Robinson Street, at a boat landing around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.
In the incident report, Deputy Evan Carville said he was responding to a call about a fight at the boat landing when dispatchers relayed that someone had been shot.
Chief Bobby Gallimore and Officer Donald Jenks of the Lilesville Police Department were already on-scene when Carville arrived.
“As I walked up to the scene, I noticed a white male subject on his back beside a tree with a little blood coming out of his mouth and blood on the top of his right foot,” Carville wrote in his report.
Carville said the man who made the call, John Thomas Liverman, told him that all he knew was the shooter’s name was “Mike.”
Liverman also told the deputy that “Mike stated the victim…had killed his mother in a vehicle accident several years prior to today.”
While Carville was interviewing Liverman, he says Terry Alexander Scott walked up to the scene and said he had given the victim a ride to the river. He then told the deputy that the victim had had two beers “and maybe two shots of liquor.”
Carville said he noticed that Scott’s speech was slurred and saw two beer cans by his feet, but no liquor bottles.
Scott was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and later released.
Witnesses told deputies that Allen may still have the gun he used to shoot Scott.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen Jr. said deputies were going to Richmond County to interview Scott and search for Allen around 2 p.m. Friday.
Allen is still at large, and is believed to be in the Hamlet area. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Anson County Sheriff’s Office at 704-694-4188 or the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 910-895-3232.
He is facing charges of causing a disturbance, assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault.
Allen has an extensive criminal record with a history of assault, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety records. Among other crimes, Allen has had four convictions of assault on a female, three convictions of assault inflicting serious injury and one conviction of assault with a deadly weapon.
Records show Scott also has a lengthy criminal history, spending nearly 12 years behind bars.
His most recent conviction was for robbery with a dangerous weapon in 1999. Scott was also convicted of death by vehicle in 1992.