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3 teens charged in shooting at Oakview Estates

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By Sharon Graves

Two adults and a juvenile were arrested late Sunday night for an alleged shooting that occurred early Friday morning, Oct. 24, at Oakview Estates, off of Boone Road.

The arrests came after a tip was received by Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw, Sheriff Ben Smith said.

The adults arrested were Laci B. Marsh, 18, of Highland Avenue in Carrollton, and Daniel R. Lucas, 19, of Lauren Avenue, Carrollton. Both are being lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

The juvenile, a 15-year-old boy, also was arrested and is being held in the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center. Allegedly the shooter, he was arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Grant County District Court.

Smith said the shooting occurred following an altercation that erupted after midnight Oct. 24 between the three suspects and a Hispanic male in the Carrollton Walmart parking lot.

Marsh, Lucas and the juvenile exchanged racial slurs with the men, according to their confession, and the teens allegedly followed the victim to his Oakview Estates home, Smith said.

The teenagers allegedly drove around Oakview Estates several times, then stopped in front of the victim’s home on Caroline Street, Smith said.

The victim was outside his home, and the altercation reignited, Smith said.

The juvenile, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, allegedly fired a .22-caliber Martin long automatic rifle, shooting out the back windows of two vehicles and then firing three rounds into the home.

Smith said five children and three other adults were in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.

Shaw’s report indicates that Marsh admitted to Shaw that she was driving the four-door maroon Toyota Camry involved in the incident; Lucas admitted to being in the back seat at the time, and stated the juvenile fired the weapon.

Lucas and Marsh were charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree criminal mischief. Both are Class D felonies; if convicted, both could face one to five years in prison and fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

Carrollton Police Officer Jamie Kinman assisted at the scene of the shooting Friday morning.