Argument leads to shots fired, breaking and entering in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two men were arrested after an early morning argument that lead to gunshots outside a Wilmington home.

According to Cathryn Lindsay with Wilmington Police Department, it happened around 2:45 a.m. early Thursday morning at 5727 Wisteria Lane.

Neighbors reported seeing an intoxicated man at the home and hearing shots fired.

The resident of the home, 33-year-old Stephen Holden told officials that his associate, 28-year-old Cole Lightfoot, was in his home as a visitor. Holden said the two men had an argument and Lightfoot was asked to leave. However, Lightfoot left in Holden’s work truck.

Reports say Holden then came out of the home and fired at the truck as Lightfoot was driving away.

Lightfoot returned, demanded to be allowed back in the home, broke windows, and entered through the unlocked back door. The two men scuffled and another witness called 911.

Lindsay says both men were arrested without incident.

Cole Lightfoot was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, property damage, misdemeanor breaking and entering.

Stephen Holden was charged with discharging a firearm.

No injuries or other damage to property were reported.

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