An arrest has been made in the December 9th shooting of a 45 year old female as she returned to her home in Sherwood Forest. Authorities have charged twenty-four year old Jefferey Stuart Sneed with Attempted Murder, Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Vehicle, Felony Breaking and Entering and Larceny after Breaking and Entering.
Jefferey Sneed was taken into custody at his residence by Winston-Salem Police Department S.W.A.T. members without incident. Mr. Sneed is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. A court date of January 07, 2016 has been set in this matter.
The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing. An additional suspect, described as a black male in his 20s who is of slender build, is still being sought. Authorities ask anyone with information to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.
The incident occured when the victim was returning to her residence and observed the rear door to the house damaged and standing open. While inside her vehicle, the suspect in custody approached the driver’s door from behind the vehicle and pointed a black colored handgun at the victim. The suspect demanded the victim get out of her vehicle, and then discharged the gun one time with the bullet striking the left rear door. The victim immediately began backing the vehicle, and the suspect fired another time, with the bullet striking the front windshield. The vehicle hit a tree while backing up, at which time the victim exited the vehicle and ran away. As the victim was running, she fell down causing an injury to her shoulder. The victim was treated for her injury at Baptist Hospital and later released.
A police K9 track lead officers south into the Gordon Manor neighborhood where a witness reported seeing the two suspects running south away from the incident location toward Cliffdale Dr. Another witness observed seeing a small, red vehicle described as a sports car with a spoiler on the back, speeding south on Cliffdale Dr. toward Country Club Rd. Investigation continues.