Police issue attempted murder charge after shots fired into car in Raleigh

From staff reportsFebruary 14, 2013 

— Police arrested a Louisburg man Wednesday night on a string of charges, led by attempted first-degree murder, after shots were fired into a car at a shopping center on Capital Boulevard early last Saturday following a robbery attempt.

Augustus Lamont Williams, 25, who police said is from Louisburg but has no permanent address, was arrested on Birch Ridge Drive in Raleigh about 11:30 p.m., according to an arrest report.

Arrest warrants that police swore out against Williams charge him with attempted first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of firing into a moving 2008 Honda.

A man and a woman were in the car, police said, and Williams was charged with one count for each of them.

Investigators believe that Williams had tried to shoot the man shortly before during an attempt to rob the couple, but the gun did not fire, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Sughrue said the incident happened at 3501 Capital Boulevard at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday night, officers had arrested Nefertiti Cherise Murphy, 36, of 3104 Mcadams Drive at her home, a report says.

She was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Williams, police wrote, had a pistol and should not have had any firearm because he pleaded guilty to robbery in a Wake County courtroom in December.

The conspiracy charge against Williams involves Murphy.

Williams was being held on a $1 million bond.

Murphy has been held since her arrest on a $50,000 bond.

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