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Man charged with attempted murder for role in shooting

By John Joyce
Published in News on June 6, 2014 1:46 PM

One of two men charged in the Feb. 23 shooting and robbery of a Goldsboro man is now charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Demetrius Montray Kornegay, 29, 105 B S. Harding Drive, was shot outside his home just before 10 p.m. and had to be taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Kornegay survived life-threatening injuries.

Demar Ryan Worrell, 34, one of the men charged in the crime, was also wounded by a gunshot and was apprehended fleeing the scene.

Worrell was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, second-degree burglary, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

But a Wayne County grand jury this month found sufficient evidence to add the attempted murder charge, according to court records.

Police responding to the scene of the shooting witnessed a vehicle fleeing from the area at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle turned out to be the victim's girlfriend's car, a Chrysler 300, that was allegedly stolen by the two men.

The suspects crashed into a tree and jumped out.

The pursuing officer's car ran into the back of the suspect vehicle due to the officer not fully shifting his vehicle into park as he got out to give chase.

Worrell, the passenger of the suspect vehicle, was captured and found to have a wound to the abdomen.

His bond was initially set at $775,000 secured. An additional $250,000 secured bond has been imposed since his charges were upgraded.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, Ryan Jermaine Allen, 35, 301 S. Oleander Drive, eluded police and has yet to be captured.

Anyone with information regarding Allen's whereabouts is asked to contact Investigator J.T. Beeken at the Goldsboro Police Department by calling 919-580-4218.