A Smithfield man has been charged with two counts of assault wit a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in an early Sunday morning shooting.
Johnell Andrew Padgett, 23, was arrested by Smithfield police officers after two male victims in their mid 20s were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds. They are listed in stable condition.
No motive has been established. Padgett has been placed in the Johnston County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond and has his first appearance in Smithfield District Court on Tuesday.
The investigation continues and anyone who has information about this case is asked to contact Detective Tyndall at (919) 989-1087 or the Smithfield Tip Line at (919) 989-8835.
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