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Four escape injury as ‘numerous’ shots fired into home

Mitchel James Fowler, Jr.


     Following a barrage of gunfire striking an area home on Monday, a Tabor City man was taken into custody and jailed, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office records show.

     Mitchel James Fowler Jr., 27, of Jessie Street, Tabor City, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a weapon into occupied property.

     Fowler is accused of firing at the Lavernes Drive home of Gabriel J. Smith, 23, after seeing Smith with Cody Dylan Huggins, 23, of Loris, sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.

     Also either on the porch or in the home were Jeremy Tyrone Floyd, 23, of Tabor City and Alysia Davonna James, 21, of Loris. Fowler was at a nearby home on Smith Avenue, and had a previous relationship with Smith.

     No one was injured in the gunfire.

     For more on this story, and the rest of the week’s news, see tomorrow’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.