Jaylon Mikel Settles, 25, of Bobolink Trail, Hollister; Micheal Settles, 47, of Rudd Trail, Warrenton; and Morris Gray Silver, Jr., 41, of Tuscarora Road, Warrenton, face felony attempted first-degree murder charges as the result of an altercation at a party earlier this month. They are scheduled to appear in Warren County District Court today (Wednesday).
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested the men on Aug. 19, also charging them with felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injuries.
Court documents filed in the case indicate that the three men are accused of assaulting a Gregory Clifton and a Lawrence Perry II with a bladed weapon.
According to a search warrant application filed by Det. A. Seward of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Seward spoke with Clifton and Perry on Aug. 18 while they were receiving medical attention at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids.
Seward reported that Clifton told him that he argued with Michael Settles at a party in Arcola when Settles struck Clifton with a pistol. Clifton told the detective that Settles tried to aim the pistol at his head, but Clifton grabbed the weapon to avoid being shot.
Clifton told the detective that while he and Settles were struggling, Settles’ son, Jaylon Settles, attacked Clifton with a bladed weapon.
Seward reported that he then spoke with Perry, who said that he attended the party with Clifton and saw a man approach and say something to him, and the men argued. Perry told the detective that when he approached Clifton to ask if he was all right, he saw the man pull out a pistol. Perry told Seward that he was rushed and struck on the face, and someone started to cut him at various locations on his body, and multiple people began stomping on him.
According to the document, Seward reported that Clifton and Perry were injured with lacerations and cuts to their faces, arms, backs and other areas of their bodies.
Jaylon Mikel Settles, Micheal Settles and Morris Gray Silver, Jr. were each confined in the Warren County Detention Center under $575,000 secured bond.