Shots fired, Bath man arrested

Published 6:47 pm Friday, April 4, 2014




BATH — An argument between a couple in Bath ended with gunshots and the arrest of the man wielding the weapon.

According to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a Brookshire Drive address after receiving a call from a woman saying her husband had shot at her. When deputies arrived, they discovered the suspect had left the scene, in addition to finding a bullet hole in a window in a door of the home, said the release.

David Leroy Carver, 61, would turn himself in Thursday evening at the sheriff’s office. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and communicating threats and was held under no bond at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

According to authorities, the incident was a domestic dispute in which the victim stated Carver had been drinking. Thursday’s arrest was not the first time Carver has been cited for domestic assault. Washington police arrested Carver in June of 2003 and charged him with domestic assault on a female; in May of 2005, Carver was charged with assault on a female. Carver was living in Washington at the time of those arrests.

“We’ve received reports in the past that he was a suspect in reported assault,” said Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Watson said a rifle was used in Thursday’s incident.

Deputies have been to the Brookshire Drive address in response to reported assault three times since 2009.