ALBEMARLE - A third suspect wanted in connection to a drive-by shooting on February 6 turned himself in to detectives on Tuesday, Albemarle Police said.
James Byrd was charged with Discharging Weapon into Occupied Dwelling and Felony Conspiracy. He was given a $7,5000 secured bond.
Two people were inside a home on Long Street just before 4 a.m. when someone shot out the front window of the house, Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said.
Police said one of the victims inside the home had received a call from Byrd around 3:12 a.m. The victim told police Byrd asked if he could spend the night and he said Byrd could not.
A short time later, the victim heard a vehicle drive by his house, followed by knocking on his door, Chief Halliburton said.
According to police, he called Byrd and told him he had to leave.
About 20 minutes later, the vehicle was heard driving past the house again just before the shooting, police said.