Clayton Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

Clayton Police Department Detectives, assisted by federal agents from the United States Marshals Service and deputies from the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Jared Evander McIver on two outstanding felony warrants stemming from his involvement in a March 8, 2019 shooting incident at 149 Honeybee Trace in Clayton that injured Isiah Elliot of the same address.

Detectives developed information that McIver was actively avoiding law enforcement officers and was hiding inside of 201 Harvest Drive just outside the Town of Clayton. On Friday, US Marshals knocked on the door of the residence and forced entry when McIver refused to answer. He was immediately arrested without further incident and taken to the Johnston County Jail where he was held on a $100,000 bond.   McIver was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Clayton Police said they were glad to have concluded their investigation by arresting the individual responsible for this dangerous incident.

“Shootings are rare in Clayton and we are glad to put this one to bed,” said Clayton Police Chief Blair Myhand. “We hope his arrest returns a sense of calm and peace to this community and we remain steadfast in our pursuit of dangerous criminals in this town.”

Detectives are concluding their initial investigation, but are looking to speak with anyone with information about McIver’s whereabouts since the shooting or details about the initial incident. Witnesses are encouraged to call Detective Kilpatrick at 919-553-4611 with any information. Those wishing to remain anonymous may do so upon request.