Rockingham man beaten, shot in apparent act of revenge

Victim alleged to have caused death of suspect’s mother in years-old motor vehicle collision
* Sheriff: ‘These people obviously know each other’

By Kevin Spradlin

Anson County authorities are seeking a Rockingham man wanted in connection with a shooting that took place on the Anson County side of the Pee Dee River Thursday night.

Michael Kevin Allen, 35, is described as a white male approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with brown hair. He is believed to be in the Hamlet area.

police-line-do-not-cross-15136252Shortly before 6 p.m., sheriff’s deputies allege that Allen beat and shot William David Scott, 54, of Rockingham. Sheriff Tommy W. Allen Jr. said Scott appeared to have been shot in the right foot or leg. The victim was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was treated for trauma to his head. Allen said Scott was released from the hospital Friday morning.

Allen said deputies will interview Scott when he arrives home, “then we will be looking for the suspect.”

According to Deputy Evan Carville’s report, he responded to the Anson County boat landing for a report of a fight. While en route, Carville said the emergency was upgraded to a subject had been shot. When Carville arrived on scene, the Lilesville Police Chief Bobby Gallimore and Officer Donald Jenks already were on location.

“As I walked up to the scene, I noticed a white male subject on his back beside a tree with blood coming out of his mouth and blood on top of his right foot,” Carville reported.

Carville learned the suspect had left the scene before the Lilesville officers had arrived. The call to 911 was made by John Thomas Liverman. Liverman was still at the scene when Carville arrived. Liverman indicated that the shooter’s name was “Mike” and “that Mike stated the victim, William David Scott, had killed his mother in a vehicle accident several years prior to today.”

Carville said another man, identified as Terry Alexander Scott, approached the scene and began talking with the victim. Carville said T.A. Scott acknowledged he had given W.D. Scott a ride to the river and confirmed the shooter’s name was Mike.

There was evidence of alcohol consumption on the scene, but exactly how much and by whom is yet to be determined. It’s unknown if alcohol played a role in the incident.

Anson County EMS workers arrived to begin treatment of W.D. Scott, who was transported to another location and then airlifted to CMC Charlotte.

As this was taking place, yet another man appeared on scene. Carville reported that a male subject was “in the water floating on what looked to be a blue pool float. When asked to come back to where the shooting happen(ed), he stated that he was going to the Richmond County side of the river and not coming back to the location (of the shooting).”

Others on the scene indicated this male subject, later identified as Bobby Eugene Warren, 30, of Hamlet, might have the gun that was used to shoot W.D. Scott. Carville said he called for the Lilesville Police Department to bring him back to the Anson County side of the river.

“Mr. Warren stated that he had not seen anything and that he was just trying to get to the Richmond County side to go home,” Carville noted in his report.


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