A Windsor man was arrested and charged Thursday night in the shooting death of a Woodland woman and the shooting of another woman who remains in critical condition.
Captain Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office the shooting death of 34-year-old Angelec Wiggins occurred following a verbal argument between her and the man charged — 44-year-old Keith Morris Hyman. The crimes occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday in Arrowhead Mobile Home Park in the Woodland area.
Jacobs said Hyman and the victim knew each other. While remaining in critical condition, Jacobs said the injuries the other victim sustained are not believed to be life-threatening. The sheriff’s office has not released the name of the second victim.
In a statement Jacobs said the sheriff’s office obtained warrants on Hyman Thursday and around 9:30 Thursday night he was located near a residence in Windsor.
Hyman had fled his residence to escape law enforcement, Jacobs said. The sheriff’s offices of Bertie and Hertford counties assisted.
After a three- to four-hour canine track through nearby fields and woods, Hyman was located miles away from his residence in a nearby wooded area.
Hyman surrendered peacefully and was later transported to the Northampton County Detention Center in Jackson. He was jailed without opportunity for bond for the first-degree murder charge lodged against him and a $230,000 secured bond for the remaining charges filed. He is scheduled for a district court appearance on July 20.
Hyman faces the following charges: One count of first-degree murder; one count of attempted first-degree murder; two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury; two counts of assault on a female; and a count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith said in a statement he thanked the Bertie and Hertford sheriff’s offices for their assistance in the case. “I am thankful to our criminal investigation division for their hard work and investigation. I would like to personally thank our narcotics division, Hertford County Sheriff’s Office and Bertie County Sheriff’s Office for jointly working together with us to apprehend this subject.”
Said Smith: “This is an unfortunate situation where someone prefers to resort to violence rather than communicating to settle any issues. I encourage everyone to find a peaceful way to resolve any issues before thinking of violence.
“It is very unfortunate that a young lady lost her life. We encourage anyone that has issues do not resort to violence as these senseless crimes and actions that took place are unnecessary. We pray for the strength of the families of the victims suffering from these senseless crimes.”