More charges in Camden chase shooting
By William F. West
Saturday, February 17, 2018
CAMDEN — A Camden County man accused of firing a handgun at two other men he was chasing in his truck, will face more charges in connection with the incident when he goes on trial this summer.
Terry Wayne Rose, 49, of the 100 block of Edgewater Drive, appeared before Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett on Wednesday following his indictment by a Camden grand jury last month on a charge of felony discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle. A separate grand jury, meeting in September, indicted Rose on three other charges: two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.
During Rose’s court appearance on Wednesday, Tillett set July 2 as Rose’s trial date on the charges. Rose remains free on a $100,000 unsecured bond.
District Attorney Andrew Womble declined comment Thursday on the latest indictments against Rose.
Rose's defense attorney, Keith Teague of Elizabeth City, couldn't be reached at his office on Friday.
Camden authorities allege Rose fired a .45-caliber handgun at Tre’Shon Walker and DaQuan Whidbee, both of Elizabeth City, as they were riding April 19, 2017, in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup on N.C. Highway 343 near Lauren Lane. Neither man was hit by the gunfire, sheriff’s officials said. Both Walker and Whidbee were subsequently charged with felony drug offenses.
After he was stopped by a Camden sheriff’s deputy, Rose originally was charged with felony assault with intent to kill, felony speeding to elude arrest, misdemeanor impersonating a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor resisting, delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
After Rose was arrested, his secured bond was first set at $250,000. Chief District Judge Edgar Barnes modified his bond, allowing Rose to post a $50,000 secured bond and a $100,000 unsecured bond. As a condition of his release, Rose also had to surrender at least five firearms to the Camden Sheriff’s Office.
The case took a turn on July 14, when Rose submitted documents asking the court to allow both him and his son Tucker to testify before a Camden grand jury. On Sept. 11, Judge Beecher Gray signed an order allowing both Roses to testify during a grand jury session being held that day. The District Attorney's Office's objected to the order, court records show.
Although grand jury deliberations are confidential in North Carolina, the court records Rose filed on July 14 show he believed he and his son were the only witnesses who could provide key evidence about an incident that preceded Terry Rose’s arrest.
In an affidavit he submitted to the court, Tucker Rose claimed he was in his family’s yard on Edgewater Drive when he saw a black truck back into his driveway. Rose claimed the two men in the truck appeared to have been engaging in an illegal drug transaction.
Rose testified that after the truck entered his family’s property, he went to speak to the men and told them to stay off the property. According to Rose, the driver of the truck responded by putting the vehicle in reverse.
Rose testified the truck's mirror hit his left shoulder, knocking him to the ground. He claimed that before he could get back up, the truck came back toward him and ran over his left arm.
Rose’s father, Terry, claimed in his affidavit that he was inside the house when the incident with his son occurred. He testified he began pursing the men after their truck backed into his truck. He said he only returned fire at the truck after the men shot at him.
The two men Terry Rose is accused of shooting at — Walker and Whidbee — meanwhile face felony drug charges.
A Camden grand jury indicted Walker, 25, of the 400 block of Calvert St., Elizabeth City, on July 17, on charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver the sedative Xanax.
The grand jury indicted Whidbee, 25, of the 200 block of Oak Grove Ave., Elizabeth City, the same day on charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver the drug Xanax.
Walker remains free on a $5,000 secured bond while Whidbee is free on a $15,000 secured bond.
Tillett continued the cases against Walker and Whidbee on Wednesday to an Aug. 15 administrative hearing.