Multiple arrests made, charges filed in Farmville shooting case

Published 9:12 am Tuesday, January 2, 2024

FARMVILLE – Three people have been arrested and now face charges in connection with a Farmville shooting case that happened Dec. 23. Thankfully, in a rarity in these type of cases, no one was hurt during the incident. 

Farmville Police officers say at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, they received reports of shots being fired in the 1400 block of S. Main Street. Witnesses stated that the suspect vehicle, a white Lexus, pulled up to the house and people opened fire on the home from inside the car. The Lexus then left the scene, heading north on Main Street. According to Farmville officials, no one was injured in the incident, however there was plenty of property damage caused. 

Over the next few days, three Cumberland County men were connected with the crime and arrested. That includes 22-year-old Damon Maurice Sims Jr., 24-year-old Jamie Tyrell Trent and 30-year-old Darious Amon Williams. Each of the three men have been charged with shooting at an occupied dwelling and shooting from a vehicle, both felonies. They also face charges of discharging firearms in a public place, which is a misdemeanor. 

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“All three were taken into custody by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office,” said Farmville Police Public Information Officer Sam Bowles. “Trent and Williams were arrested on Dec. 26, Sims was arrested on Dec. 28.” 

Bowles added that the Farmville shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Farmville Det. Sgt. D. A. Ragland at 434-392-3332. Farmville Police also thanked the Cumberland and Prince Edward sheriff’s offices for assisting in the investigation. 

Caution urged over Farmville shooting posts

Officials have also advised residents to be careful about sharing any posts or other material about the incident that come from unidentified or unconfirmed sources, as there have been a lot of speculation involving everything from motive to the situation itself.