Three arrested in shootings

Published 11:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2011

Three Troy men have been charged in two separate shooting incidents.

Two men were arrested over the weekend on charges of attempted murder.

The charges stem from a shooting that took place at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, when Darius Keith Roberson, 19 of Troy, reportedly shot Antonio Lequawn Roberson, 33 of Troy, in the buttocks, according to Troy Police.

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Official reports state 19-year-old Roberson exited a vehicle driven by Maurice Batron Pennington, 28, of Troy, and fired “several shots” at Antonio, striking him in the rear while chasing him down the street.

Antonio was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The incident occurred near North Knox Street and Watkins Court.

Sgt. Benny Scarbrough said the case is still under investigation by Troy Police.

Roberson and Pennington were being held on bond, which has been set at $75,000 each.

In an unrelated case, the TPD arrested 19-year-old Jeremy Swanson on Monday in connection with a shooting that took place at approximately 11 p.m. last Friday in the Magnolia Court area.

The victim, 19-year-old Christopher Guice, was struck by a bullet in the ankle.

“Swanson has been charged with assault second degree and his bond has been set at $10,000,” Scarbrough said.