make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Arrest made in connection to early-morning murder

READ MORE: Arrest made in connection to early-morning murder
hillcrest300.jpg

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that killed a man early this morning. No one, though, has actually been charged with the murder.

Police say 22-year-old Roshad Donta Jenkins was shot and killed Friday morning in the Hillcrest community off Dawson Street.

Friday afternoon officers arrested 32-year-old Willis James Sarvis on several drug and weapons charges in connection with the shooting.

Investigators say the two men knew each other, and they believe the shooting was drug related.

Neither Jenkins nor Sarvis lived in Hillcrest, but Rakim Davis and his family do.

"This is the first time I've seen it this close to me," Davis said. "I've heard about it in other places, but this is the first time it's been this close to me."

Among Sarvis's charges is shooting into an occupied dwelling. Davis says it was his home.

"They shot through the house, and the bullet went through the bathroom," Sarvis said. "The police and everybody came, and the detectives found the bullet on the floor in the bathroom. They shot through the other side of the house through the window, but we still don't know what happened."

Davis says he was not home during the shooting, but his wife and 17-year-old son were. Davis says he hopes the situation will be under control soon, because he is worried about his family's safety.

"I just hope the police can just keep everything a little bit calm around here than what it is, because it's getting too crazy," he said.

Sarvis is also charged with felony firearm possession and selling/delivering narcotics. Police have also recovered two firearms, one of which they say was used to kill Jenkins. The other, they say, belonged to Jenkins.

Both Sarvis and Jenkins have criminal records. Jenkins's rap sheet includes assault with a deadly weapon, gun and drug charges. Sarvis's criminal history goes back about 15 years. His most recent arrest was last month for allegedly trafficking cocaine and other charges. He served nearly seven years in prison for a host of offenses, including drugs, robbery and burglary. While behind bars he racked up a host of infractions. Jenkins's record includes assault, gun and drug charges.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

smh

all this in this world for what donnie was good peoples he has a child and she not even one yet its sad how these careless sick people in this world have the heart to take someone away. R.I.P. donnie the father of zi and you will be miss and loved you may not be here right now but zi will always love you

22 year old killed

I don't understand this article. Who is Davis? Were they in HIS home?Where were Savis when he was arrested were these unknown that came in? The article is spotty please rewrite.

RIP

I pray for his family may you find peace to move on......I know it hurts and I know your sad and I cry with you....He could have changed though....just over a year ago when he got shot in response to him robbing someone he could have woke up and changed his life....I hope this serves as a lesson to his friends however I know it wont but I hope it does and they find other jobs cause dying isnt much of way to make a living.......
tough love

i actually grew up with him

i actually grew up with him and he was never a bad person just a young man who got caught up in some bad things. hes not some gangster, drug dealer,or violent criminal. No im not saying he was perfect everybody makes bad choices but NO one deserves to die. no matter what some of you may think our community loved and still loves D.T. instead of pointing out his criminal record take some time and talk to your own children about the dangers of life in the streets! And maybe think about how his mother feels right now because she just may be reading this

Say it ain't so

From the story: "Investigators say the two men knew each other, and they believe the shooting was drug related."
Ya think? Kind of hard to beleive that aobut those two upstanding punks, err I mean thugs, oops sorry, I mean gentlemen.

really you need to grow up

really you need to grow up regardless of your opinion this is somebody child....Do you have children....I hope not I feel sorry for them!

So what if it's "somebody child?"

Every single person on the Earth is "somebody child."

It does nothing to alter the fact that this child was a criminal and druggie.

Remember what Aunt Esther used to say; "The TRUTH will set you free."

Accept the truth.

Welcome to the real world

Yes, I have a child and maybe if you are lucky and have children they could come work for my child one day. He works hard in school with his advanced classes, participates actively in our church and excels in two different contact sports. The fact that "this is somebody child" really doesn't matter. Isn't everybody somebody's child? Should we hold these thugs in high regard because they had a mother and most likely a father that was out of the picture? Yea, role models.

Enough

I believe that everyone who has commented thus far has demonstrated ignorance at some level. Whether either young man was in a gang or had a not so nice past is irrelevant; a mother has still lost her child over something I am sure could have been avoided and we all as adults should respect her lost and allow for grievance. The last thing a mother wants to see or hear hours after being notified of her child's death is people sharing their ignorance and/or opinions. Please give her the same respect that you would desire at this time.

Often times in this world we look for someone to blame when things go wrong and we have all been doing it for some time now. I do not understand when you guys, along with the rest of the world will realize that this does not work. It has nothing to do with being black, white, poor, or rich, we all have problems in our communities. Instead of placing blame on one group or another we should focus our energy into change.

THE GAME IS THE GAME REPLY

THE GAME IS THE GAME...REALLY? IT KILLS ME HOW IGNORANCE SEEMS TO REDEEM IT SELF COLD HEARTED PEOPLE....CLOSE YOUR MOUTH AND PRAY FOR A FAMILY WHO LOST SOMEONE...YOU KILLS ME YOU REALLY..IT DOESNT AFFECT YOU BECAUSE IT WASNT "ONE OF YOURS"..PLEASE GIVE A BREAK BETTER JUST GIVE ME YOUR TIME SO I CAN EDUCATE YOU ON LIFE AND THE BIBLE...OBVIOUSLY YOU DONT PICK IT UP AND READ IT....

The game is the game...

The game is the game. Always. The victim has assault with a deadly weapon on his record, it's fun playing gangsta till somebody gets got. Hopefully the police will continue to focus on DWI's and speeding tickets.

Roshad Jenkins

I HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE READING ALL THE COMMENTS POSTED ON THIS SITE REGARDING THE SHOOTING AND THE DEATH OF THIS YOUNG MAN. 1ST I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY CONDOLESENCE TO HIS FAMILY, I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO COMMENT ON THE REPORT THAT THIS YOUNG MAN HAD PENDING AND OUTSTANDING DRUG CHARGES, I TOOK THE TIME TO LOOK HIS "RAP" SHEET UP AS WELL AND WHAT WAS ON IT WAS ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO INFLICT SERIOUS INJURIES AND B&E AND POSSESSION OF A FIRE ARM.. I DON'T CONDONE THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR, NOR DO I CONDONE THE CHARGES OF DWLR AND SPEEDING WHICH ARE HIS CURRENT CHARGES BUT NO WHERE I LOOK DID IT SAY HE HAD A PENDING CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF ANY DRUGS!!! IF YOU GONNA REPORT OR COMMENT ON AN INDIVIDUAL REPORT AND COMMENT ON "THE FACTS".....

Check YOUR facts

Perhaps you should look under his alias. You'll find his drug charges and convictions there.

PERHAPS YOU SHOULD CLOSE

PERHAPS YOU SHOULD CLOSE YOUR MOUTH...IM PRETTY SURE YOU HAVE SKELETONS IN YOUR CLOSET..AND SURE YOU DID SOMETHINGS YOU WERENT PROUD OF...SHUT UP AND GO READ A BOOK...MAYBE YOU SHOULD START WITH THE BIBLE....MR/MRS. PERFECT..I FORGOT GOD MAKES NO ONE TO BE PERFECT BUT YOU...WHICH SCHOOL DID YOU GO TO GET THAT DEGREE..CFCC OR PERHAPS IT WAS JUST HIGH SCHOOL....KICK ROCKS SERIOUSLY..

Dear "only God can Judge" Is

Dear "only God can Judge"
Is this how you communicate when you have a dispute with someone? You need some help,"so listen up"...
You write in bold,i.e.,(SCREAM),
"PERHAPS YOU SHOULD CLOSE YOUR MOUTH"...
Well, here is some advice for you...Go back to school and try to graduate from Middle School so you can conduct a rebuttal properly.

Huh? What you mean??

Huh? What you mean??

GOOD!

glad they caught the perp already. another loser off the streets.

Just saw this guy's rap

Just saw this guy's rap sheet. He had current pending charges for carrying a concealed weapon and possesion of a firearm by a felon. He pulled time for assult inflicting serious injury, possesion of schedule VI drugs, possesing stolen goods, assualt on an officer, assualt with a deadly weapon, and breaking & entering. Glad he won't be around to harm anyone anymore.

shooting

i live in a community where nothing bad happens,and i love that with that being said at time i wake up in the middle of the night and walk outside to smoke a cigarette,people don't know why this young man was outside that night.everyone pays taxes rather their gettin help from the government or not just cause someones income dont meet your standards doesn't mean that they are poor.i belive that racism is still in new hanover county beacuse of he remarks are being left for people to read,not all black people are poor,in gangs,on welfare or anything else,thats why as a parent i inform my children of white people playin the blame game on blacks,this is a county where blacks and whites can not get along cause they are always looking down on us,the district attorney hands out stiff punishments to these young men who is around to help these kids

Racism

I am white and feel very badly that you feel this way Bonnie. Racism may not ever end. It is a fact of life that we all have to deal with. Just like pollack jokes and so forth. Now I feel bad that you are teaching your little ones that I am bad because I am white. That is racism, too. I've lived all over this country and Little Rock Arkansas in the early 80's was the WORST, I was so ashamed and felt so bad for black people being obviously oppressed. The world can't change though, unless we change ourselves first. My white children were raised to know the PERSON, not judge someone by the color of their skin. They have lots of black friends and white friends alike. That to me is the way it's supposed to be. There is bad and good in all races. It is NOT a color thing.

Oh yeah whiteys just

Oh yeah whiteys just bringing down the black people. Get over yourself its people like you that "inform your children " that whites are against blacks or that whites and blacks cant get along that help racism spread. What about blacks always using oh I didnt get hired because I was black or I cant do this cause iam black?? Its funny how this article turned to racism, not all whites are racist, and maybe you should inform you children of that.

re: bonnie

QUOTE "as a parent i inform my children of white people playin the blame game on blacks,this is a county where blacks and whites can not get along cause they are always looking down on us,the district attorney hands out stiff punishments to these young men who is around to help these kids"

yeah, your right. Racism is alive in well in this world. ( Look in the mirror lately)

Quote " the district attorney hands out stiff punishments to these young men who is around to help these kids"

Have you seen this young mans rap sheet? THAT is what he is being judged by, His deeds. As God is judging him by those same deeds now.One can only hope that this young man had enough time as he lay dying to confess his sins to the lord.

Wow

Wow...your post was really hard to read since you don't use any punctuation. Anyway, OK look, this guy was 22 years old, he had an extensive rap sheet, and he didn't live in Hillcrest so he didn't just "step outside" to grab a cigarette at 2a.m. He was obviously there for unlawful reasons. Since drugs are a part of his rap sheet, people are obviously going to think he was there because of something to do with drugs.

You ranted on about income, which has nothing to do with this, but... I'm a single mom who has worked all my life with no help from anyone to raise my son by myself. I know what it's like to go without. There's no crime in being poor; the crime is when you turn to doing something illegal to stuff your pockets.

Also, while you are informing your kids that white folks "play the blame game on blacks", please inform them that their mother does the same thing to whites. You're as prejudiced as they come, and you are working hard to make your kids hate and distrust whites. Shame on you.

MIND YOUR BUSINESS

I DO NOT KNOW THIS GUY & DONT CARE IF HE WAS BLACK WHITE OR PURPLE, DONT CARE IF IT WAS DRUG OR GANG RELATED OR WHATEVER, I JUST KNOW THAT THIS IS ANOTHER LIFE TAKEN OVER STUPID S**T!! THE PROBLEM IS THE PUNKS W/ WEAPONS RUNNING AROUND TOWN..IT JUST SO HAPPENS TO HAPPEN ON THE POORER SIDES OF TOWN, THEREFORE IT MAKES IT EASIER 4 PEOPLE TO JUDGE. IF OTHER PEOPLE WOULD MIND THEIR BUSINESS & OWN LIVES SOMETIMES THEN THE WORLD WOULD BE ALOT BETTER OFF.. HOPEFULLY THIS YOUNG MAN & HIS FAMILY CAN LIVE/REST IN PEACE.. WITH THAT BEING SAID, MIND YOUR OWN LIVES PEOPLE!! ITS NOT YOUR PLACE 2 JUDGE!!

You talk about people

You talk about people running around with weapons ummmm wasnt he charges as a felon with a firearm?? So he must be one of these punks you taling bout right?

It is our busines

It is our business since he lived in our community and affected the lives of our children. This is a news comment area. That's what people do here. If you don't like it, don't read it.

well....

Probably stemmed from the little community "get together" earlier this week. Obviously the guys didn't have to get up and go to work this morning being up so late on a week night.

Hillcrest is public housing so why is gang-scum living there or hanging out there? OH thats right the gang bangers just walk in and out and the residents cant stop it....... gangs wouldnt be there if they didnt have customers living there.

Where were the dozen Hillcrest residents that graduated from that HOPE Academy 3 months ago?

Customers? You hit the nail on the head!

If the government would simply require entitlement recipients to undergo random drug testing, 75% of these people would be OFF the government payroll. Can't pee straight...can't get FREE money, very simple, very effective!

In order for me to receive a paycheck from the company I work for, I am required to pass a urine test, which I have no problem with. So here is my question: Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

I want everyone to understand, I have NO problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping people sit on their butt - doing drugs while I work to EARN money and am forced to give to them.

Okay POLITICIANS, you want to make some more laws? Why don't you begin with the method above? Do something that REALLY works for a change! What do you really do all day, for years at a time?

what about you so called

what about you so called hard workers whom loose there job and wind up on unemployment which is listed under welfare, under the us budget ..felony drug charge no welfare already..now marijuana is a misdmeanor under 1.5 oz ... but you aint workin your butt off for somebody on welfare, you workin your butt off for the congress and the state ;to blow your money the way they want too ..nobody owe u nothin cause u work an somebody get a welfare check ..go to usbudget.com ..then think back when congress gave all them companys and private corporations billions of dollars ..them companys went overseas with there production and bank of america charge u interest and give u bad credit score ....what piss me off you people workin gettin all them new tax breaks/returns and unemployment too, the gov helpin you mo than us welfare, public housin people .i got no prob takin no drug test ,cause u gone have to take 1 too get unemployment check..

OK

OK, first of all, I had to read your post 3 times to try to understand what you were saying, and I still got only half of it. No wonder you're unemployed. Who wants to hire someone who has deplorable written communication skills like yours?

Second, the working people get tax breaks/returns because they deserve them after people like you suck us dry. You know how to work the system and milk it for all it's worth. Without us, you would receive nothing...no welfare checks, no food stamps, no medicaid, etc. I've supported you for over 40 years now. Get up off your a$$ and work for a living. You would be amazed how it would improve your character and your self esteem.